This is my latest work, shot in Albania. The subject is vendettas, or “blood feuds.”
Are they prisoners or hostages? Victims or future criminals? All of these words can be used to describe them, but none are quite accurate. They are above all children, mothers and fathers whose families are involved in a vendetta governed by Kanun, a feudal code of honor that dates back to the time Lekë Dukagjini in the 15th century, who sought to regulate everyday life. This ancient social code requires one to commit murder in order to save a family’s honor if it has been tarnished by humiliation or by a previous murder. These tragic stories from another time play out only 2 hours by plane from Milan.