"Kanun - Blood and honour" tells the story of two men linked to the blood feud to explain the evolution of the Kanun, the Albanian customary law, even in its modern twists and in its relationship with state law. At the basis of the Kanun there are principles such as honor, loyalty, hospitality, equality, freedom and individual liability.
The main characters of the documentary are Hil Vila and Nok Nika, both residents in Rranxa, not far from Shkodra in Albania. The protagonists and their families are in blood feud but they currently live in two very different situations: Hil is a village head, his family is wealthy, while Nok's family is very poor. For a case of life, these two families are linked to the same third family. Hil, after 14 years of sending mediators for negotiations, finally managed to make peace with the offended family. Nok, however, has not obtained the reconciliation yet and he is ngujuar, forced to remain closed at home with his family, due to the fear of revenge by the other family. The direct consequences of this forced segregation are primarily the loss of employment, of social status and the poverty. The only way to free himself from his domestic prison is to send a mediator to the offended family and plea pardon. Through the personal experiences of the two main characters and a series of auxiliary testimonies of mediators, peacemakers, Albanian intellectuals, scholars and people who simply help these families, we will tell the Kanun in its complexity and, above all, not only for his best-known aspect of blood vengeance. View the trailer