Kosovo documentary to be shown at Iowa Central

Fort Dodge is a sister city to Gjakova

The role that Iowa played as the Balkan nation of Kosovo became an independent country will be featured in a documentary film to be shown Sunday in Fort Dodge.

”With a Cup of Sugar” will be shown beginning at 2 p.m. in the BioScience and Health Science Building at Iowa Central Community College.

Admission is free.

The film was directed by Iowa native Luke T. Harwath.

Made over the course of three years, the film chronicles the country’s effort to become independent. Iowa and Iowans figure prominently in the story.

Iowa Army National Guard soldiers served as peacekeepers in Kosovo in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008. In 2011, the Iowa National Guard became a formal partner with the security forces of Kosovo.

What started as a military partnership expanded. In 2013, Iowa and Kosovo became sister states.

The growing bond between Iowa and Kosovo reached Fort Dodge in 2016, when Fort Dodge and Gjakova became sister cities.

Four Fort Dodge Senior High School students and a counselor visited Gjakova in August. City and Iowa Central Community College leaders were part of an Iowa delegation that went to Kosovo in June.

If you go:

What: Screening of documentary film ”With a Cup of Sugar”

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: BioScience and Health Science Building, Iowa Central Community College

Admission: Free