The signing of the petition against the privatization of the cinema “Jusuf Gërvalla” organized by Anibar and the Network of Cultural Organizations in Peja has ended.
The petition was addressed to the Assembly of Peja, the Mayor of the municipality, and the Kosovo Privatization Agency. The undersigned of the petition have requested the cancellation of the privatization process (liquidation) of the cinema “Jusuf Gërvalla” from the Kosovo Privatization Agency, and the support of independent cultural organizations and the network of cultural organizations in Peja to revitalize the city cinema.
The collection of signatures lasted 10 days from the 18th to 28th of March 2017, and during this time 6056 citizens of Peja have answered the call of the initiative.
Also, 70 organizations of the civil society have joined the initiative through a common declaration Declaration and have requested the cancellation of the privatization process of the cinema “Jusuf Gërvalla” and the support of the cultural organizations from the local and central institutions.
On the 29th of Mars 2017 a conference was held concerning the petition for the cancellation of the liquidation process of the cinema, where the results of the petition were made public.