With its massive immigrant population, Switzerland has consistently held a social identity that is far from cohesive. The film asks two questions. Firstly, how does the country’s continually evolving social structure assimilate with the prevailing national identity. Secondly, how do immigrants to Switzerland articulate their search for identity in the midst of uncertainty and the need for individual identity and ultimately citizenship. Zvicra, translates as Switzerland in Albanian, and highlights the complexity of lost and rediscovered identities in Switzerland, a country that is destined to adapt to ever-increasing population demands. The film tackles these questions through seven Albanian characters whose community plays a central role in the film.
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