Welcome to Est. 1999, the official blog of Abraham Translations. As is perhaps easy to surmise, the name of this blog reflects the year that Abraham Translations was founded.
It all began with the correction of a few texts that had been translated by another time-pressed translator. Within the year, translating had become my main source of income; now, it has long been the only way I put bacon on the table.
I am rather proud of many of the projects on which I have worked.
Est. 1999, basically, is a visual confirmation of past projects, a blowing of my own horn, a presentation of translator-related topics, and an occasional departure into other areas that I deem worthy of presenting. Enjoy.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Babai / Father (Germany, 2015)

Drama, 104 min., written & directed by Visar Morina for Niko Films.
Under its working title of My Father, I translated a variety of synopses and treatments as well as the screenplay of this feature-length movie for Alias Film& Sprachtransfer.
The plot to the movie, as supplied on the Niko Films website: "Ten-year old Nori (Val Maloku) and his father Gesim (Astrit Kabashi) earn their living by selling cigarettes in pre-war Kosovo of the nineties. Gesim will hear nothing of Nori's mother. He is an expert at escaping the past and now he wants to flee Kosovo, without Nori. But the boy tries everything in his means to prevent his dad from leaving. An accident results. The shocked father takes Nori to the hospital. When Nori gets out, his father is simply gone. Angry, yet determined, Nori sets out on a perilous journey to find his father and indeed finds him in Germany. With the persistence only a child can have, he confronts his father and cannot forgive him for desertion." 
Babai is proving to be a film festival favorite and is raking in the nomination and awards.

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