What We See With Our Eyes, We Make With Our Hands
Anna Seress, Anna Zsoldos
What we see with our eyes, we make with our hands is an Albanian proverb, reflecting on our film's main subject: architecture without architects. More specifically our subject is the builders themselves, through the story of Besnik, a halal butcher, who also built together with his friends a bar in the informal settlement of Bathore, on the outskirts of Tirana. His story represents how people left alone by centralised building and housing policies can make their own architecture, infrustructure and urbanism, and find functionality, pride and beauty without adhering to ideals and rules of professional planning. The film was made by buhera klub, a collective consisting of Anna Seress and Anna Zsoldos.