This film illustrates the rise, fall and resurrection of ancient Butrint–a Mediterranean city uncovered through the pioneering excavations of archaeologists in Albania. In the process, we get a vivid example of how, by uncovering lost antiquities in this former Soviet-bloc country, archaeology is instrumental in bringing tourism and an economic future to this newly-independent nation.
Length: 24:46 min.
Producer: The Butrint Foundation
Producers Web site: http://www.butrintfound.dial.pipex/
Distributor Web site: N/A
Festival Screenings and Awards:
Unspecified screening in Italy, 2004, and several airings on Albanian TV