Video story of a migrant worker in Slovenia
Kosovo Albanians are one of the six largest migrant groups in Slovenia, along with Bosnians, Croats, Macedonians, Montenegrins and Serbs. In the video, Mr. Lushaj appears not to be very talkative, which could be attributed to his limited knowledge of Slovenian language. He did not have a chance to learn Slovenian anywhere else apart from his shop where he meets his costumers. Due to the language barrier, we conducted most of the interview in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language which Mr. Lushaj is more fluent in. In the beginning of the video he greets the audience in Albanian. Later on he explains how he came to Slovenia, how he opened his own bakery, how baking bread is a centuries long tradition in his family. Throughout the interview you can witness his unique skills of making burek, a traditional Balkan’s baked pastry made of a thin flaky dough, usually filled with cheese or meat.
This video is one of the migrants’ contributions to the project Migration to the Centre and was created by the Peace Institute.
The video has been produced with support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and the International Visegrad Fund. The video reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.