"The suspended Pyramid" is a brief report by Rivonti Confronti and Ground Vista Pictures that talks about the building in Tirana that once housed the Museum of the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha.
Inaugurated at the end of the 1980s, a few years after its disappearance, it appears today in total abandonment, although pluralism has not been lacking over time attempts to reuse, restructure if not demolish.
The report enters current Albanian, made up of heated debates on the use of public space, on new urban planning and on the treatment of historical heritage.
Is this a simple process? Absolutely not. It's a bit like the climb to the Pyramid: difficult, uncomfortable, demanding, full of unknowns and possible failures. We need not only knowledge, but also a common commitment, between generations and friends, foreigners and Albanians. Together.
The charm of reportage "The suspended Pyramid" it lies in the double gaze, internal and external, in its symbolic strength and in the growing rhythm that evokes a great challenge. Coming to terms with one's past is really tiring and dizzying. But it's worth it. The breathtaking sunset of tomorrow is really beautiful. Coming to terms with the past is liberating.
"This was to be the mausoleum of our dictator, Enver Hoxha. Nobody wants to rebuild it: sad, ugly and abandoned to itself. They wanted to knock him down and make us the new parliament; we opposed it because history should not be erased, it should be remembered. We don't want the same mistakes as in the past.
But, to date, the Albanians reject communism so much that they do not even want to recover this and it is abandoned so, to itself, ugly. "- thus opens the reportage 'The Suspended Pyramid'.
After a brief search of the perimeter of the Pyramid and after documenting the degradation within it, the crew climbed to the top of it to enjoy the wonderful panorama over the entire city.
The report then ends with a message of reflection:
"The Pyramid of Tirana, today presents itself in a state of total abandonment. It seems impossible to give her a new life, how much to use it as a symbol of a past so that the Albanian people can remember the years spent in the darkness of the dictatorship. "
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