Actress Eliza Dushku launches ‘Dear Albania’ documentary

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times May 29, 2015 09:27
Hollywood actress of Albanian origin Eliza Dushku travelled to Albania this week to promote her completed "Dear Albania" documentary.

Hollywood actress of Albanian origin Eliza Dushku travelled to Albania this week to promote her completed “Dear Albania” documentary.

TIRANA, May 28 – Hollywood actress of Albanian origin Eliza Dushku travelled to Albania this week to promote her completed “Dear Albania” documentary featuring her journey in 15 Albanian towns, including Kosovo’s capital Prishtina and Macedonia’s Tetovo as promotional guide of tradition, beliefs and Albanian tourism.

“Dear Albania. I’ve been always curious about you and fascinated by your mysteries. I am an Albanian American from Boston. My grandparents migrated to America in the early 1920′s and they passed away before I was born. My father taught me to be proud of my Albanian blood. It’s time for me to find out why…”  That is how Hollywood actress, American-Albanian Eliza Dushku opens her documentary promoting Albania as a tourist destination following her trip to Albania in the summer of 2011.

Eliza Dushku visited her homeland to discover both the old and the new Albania. Alongside her brother Nate, Albanian-American photographer Fadil Berisha and some famous Albanians, she blazed a trail from the capital city Tirana to the sandy and rocky beaches of the Albanian Riviera and the rugged villages of the Albanian Alps. “I experienced many Albanian customs; eating, dancing, exploring, playing, shopping, sporting, etc.  I got to know the people, politics and economics of a young democracy in an ancient land, uncovering Albania as it lives today,” says Dushku.

“Witnessing the pride of the country and receiving the key to Korce – the city of my family’s origin – and my Albanian citizenship, I was amazed to discover how Albania lives in me.”

The 35-year-old actress is most known for her role Faith in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and as Echo in “Dolhouse” series as well as the “Locked In” and “Torchwood: Web of Lies”

Dushku’s father is an Albanian-American and her mother is of Danish and English descent.

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times May 29, 2015 09:27