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01Chain Of Keys20170109

Siblings Rebeka and Dardan return to Kosovo after a mass grave is discovered.

Fin Kennedy's drama inspired by PJ Harvey's notebooks, poetry and songs from her travels in Kosovo with her unreleased song demo of 'Chain of Keys' woven through.

Siblings Rebeka and Dardan return to Kosovo after a mass grave is discovered close to their native village. They discover a young nation striving to forge a path for hope and reconciliation and realise that they too must journey into their past to move on.

Songs and music composed and performed by PJ Harvey

Sound design by Steve Brooke

Directed by Nadia Molinari

PJ Harvey latest album 'The Hope Six Demolition Project' and her book of poetry 'The Hollow of the Hand' draw from several journeys undertaken by Harvey from 2011-2014; one of those journeys was to Kosovo. The inspiration for the drama 'On Kosovo Field' came from Harvey's Kosovan notebooks, her poems and her Kosovan song demos. Writer Fin Kennedy undertook extensive research, including travelling to Kosovo with producer Nadia Molinari where they retraced some of Harvey's steps and talked to journalists, politicians and human rights activists working on conflict resolution and reconciliation. One of these was Kushtrim Koliqi who was the cultural consultant on the script. 'On Kosovo Field' is the search for an identity via a road trip back through a lost heritage for a young, Kosovan born brother and sister. The story is told in five episodes. The 'play cycle' as an idea takes its inspiration from the traditional song cycles of the Albania/Kosovo region. By the end of the cycle we understand that the siblings are a metaphor for Kosovo itself, the newest country in Europe, poignantly searching for an identity after centuries of conflict.

02Pity For The Old Road20170110

Fin Kennedy's drama inspired by PJ Harvey's notebooks, poetry and songs from her travels in Kosovo, with her unreleased song demo 'Pity for the Old Road' woven through.

Siblings Rebeka and Dardan left Kosovo as unaccompanied minors during the conflict in 1999 and were brought up in care in the UK. Following the discovery of a mass grave near their native village they have returned to Kosovo after 17 years searching for information on their parents.

Songs and music composed and performed by PJ Harvey

Sound Design by Steve Brooke.

Directed by Nadia Molinari

PJ Harvey album 'The Hope Six Demolition Project' and her book of poetry 'The Hollow of the Hand' draw from several journeys undertaken by Harvey from 2011-2014; one of those was to Kosovo. The inspiration for the drama came from Harvey's Kosovan notebooks, her poems and her Kosovan song demos. Writer Fin Kennedy undertook extensive research, including travelling to Kosovo with producer Nadia Molinari where they talked to journalists, politicians and human rights activists working on conflict resolution and reconciliation. One of these was Kushtrim Koliqi who was the cultural consultant on the script. 'On Kosovo Field' is the search for an identity via a road trip back through a lost heritage for a young, Kosovan born brother and sister. The story is told in five episodes. The 'play cycle' as an idea takes its inspiration from the traditional song cycles of the Albania/Kosovo region. By the end of the cycle we understand that the siblings are a metaphor for Kosovo itself, the newest country in Europe, poignantly searching for an identity after centuries of conflict.

Fin Kennedy's drama inspired by PJ Harvey's Kosovan notebooks, with unreleased song demos.

03The Wheel20170111

Fin Kennedy's drama inspired by PJ Harvey's notebooks, poetry and songs from her travels in Kosovo, with her unreleased song demos of 'The Wheel' and 'The Red Road' woven through.

Kosovan born siblings Dardan and Rebeka have returned to Kosovo to find out the truth of what happened to their parents during the Kosovo conflict of 1999. They carry a set of keys, given to them by a neighbour before they left, offering the chance to unlock their home and, with it, their memories.

Songs and music composed and performed by PJ Harvey

Sound design by Steve Brooke

Directed by Nadia Molinari

PJ Harvey album 'The Hope Six Demolition Project' and her book of poetry 'The Hollow of the Hand' draw from several journeys undertaken by Harvey from 2011-2014; one of those journeys was to Kosovo. The inspiration for the drama came from Harvey's Kosovan notebooks, her poems and her Kosovan song demos. Writer Fin Kennedy's research also included travelling to Kosovo with producer Nadia Molinari where they talked to journalists, politicians and human rights activists working on conflict resolution and reconciliation, including Kushtrim Koliqi who was the cultural consultant on the script. 'On Kosovo Field' is the search for an identity via a road trip back through a lost heritage for young, Kosovan born siblings. The story is told in five episodes. The 'play cycle' as an idea takes its inspiration from the traditional song cycles of the Albania/Kosovo region. By the end of the cycle we understand that the siblings are a metaphor for Kosovo itself, the newest country in Europe, poignantly searching for an identity after centuries of conflict.

Fin Kennedy's drama inspired by PJ Harvey's Kosovan notebooks, with unreleased song demos.

04Dance On The Mountain20170112

Rebeka and Dardan are forced to confront the truth of what happened to their parents.

Fin Kennedy's drama inspired by PJ Harvey's notebooks, poetry and songs from her travels in Kosovo, with her unreleased song demo 'Dance on the Mountain' woven through.

Siblings Rebeka and Dardan return to their native village with the set of keys, given to them by a neighbour before they left, offering the chance to unlock their home and, with it, their memories. They are forced to confront the painful truth of what happened to their parents.

Songs and music composed and performed by PJ Harvey

Sound Design by Steve Brooke

Directed by Nadia Molinari

PJ Harvey's album 'The Hope Six Demolition Project' and book of poetry 'The Hollow of the Hand' draw from several journeys undertaken by Harvey from 2011-2014; one of those journeys was to Kosovo. The inspiration for the drama came from Harvey's Kosovan notebooks, her poems and her Kosovan song demos. Writer Fin Kennedy also travelled to Kosovo with producer Nadia Molinari where they retraced some of Harvey's steps and talked to journalists, politicians and human rights activists working on conflict resolution and reconciliation, including Kushtrim Koliqi who was the cultural consultant on the script. 'On Kosovo Field' is the search for an identity via a road trip back through a lost heritage for a young, Kosovan born brother and sister. The 'play cycle' as an idea takes its inspiration from the traditional song cycles of the Albania/Kosovo region. By the end of the cycle we understand that the siblings are a metaphor for Kosovo itself, the newest country in Europe, poignantly searching for an identity after centuries of conflict.

05Where Is Our City?20170113

Rebeka and Dardan must reconcile themselves with their past to forge a path for the future

Fin Kennedy's drama inspired by PJ Harvey's notebooks, poetry and songs from her travels in Kosovo, with her unreleased song demos 'Where is Our City?' and 'Clothes of Grief' woven through.

Siblings Rebeka and Dardan have returned to their native Kosovo to find out the truth about their parents and now they must reconcile themselves with their past in order to forge a path for the future.

Songs and music composed and performed by PJ Harvey

Sound Design by Steve Brooke

Directed by Nadia Molinari

PJ Harvey latest album 'The Hope Six Demolition Project' and her book of poetry 'The Hollow of the Hand' draw from several journeys undertaken by Harvey from 2011-2014; one of those journeys was to Kosovo. The inspiration for the drama 'On Kosovo Field' came from Harvey's Kosovan notebooks, her poems and her Kosovan song demos. Writer Fin Kennedy undertook extensive research, including travelling to Kosovo with producer Nadia Molinari where they retraced some of Harvey's steps and talked to journalists, politicians and human rights activists working on conflict resolution and reconciliation. One of these was Kushtrim Koliqi who was the cultural consultant on the script. 'On Kosovo Field' is the search for an identity via a road trip back through a lost heritage for a young, Kosovan born brother and sister. The story is told in five episodes. The 'play cycle' as an idea takes its inspiration from the traditional song cycles of the Albania/Kosovo region. By the end of the cycle we understand that the siblings are a metaphor for Kosovo itself, the newest country in Europe, poignantly searching for an identity after centuries of conflict.