A Name Is a Name (2009)

"Sponsored by: Pellacom Properties Ltd (Jim Repas)"

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Year: 2009
  • Duration: 50 minutes

  • Directed by: Sigurjon Einarsson
  • Screenplay by: Sigurjon Einarsson and Jason Miko
  • Produced by: Jason Miko and Aleksandar Bilbilov
  • Leading Roles: Sigurjon Einarsson


A Name is a Name, shown previously at the Macedonian Film Festival in 2009 as a World Premiere. It is a classic “road film” made over a period of seven months in the Republic of Macedonia. At its heart, the film is about a group of people who call themselves Macedonian and what it means to them to be known as such. The story line is that of a Scandinavian man who comes to Macedonia, rents a motorcycle and travels around the country talking to Macedonians from all classes and backgrounds. Interspersed throughout the conversations is Macedonia itself – the stunning landscapes and scenery that make up the gentle country and ancient land. The re-showing of this film is timely--just four months after the signing of the Prespa Agreement between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia, in which the Greek government has finally and formally agreed that the Macedonian people are Macedonians and their language is the Macedonian language.

Director Information:
Sigurjon Einarsson

Directors - Sigurjon Einarsson

Sigurjon Einarsson was born in Iceland but has now lived in Norway for over 30 years. He has made numerous TV programs and documentary films, as well as over 300 TV commercials and music videos and his 33 years of filmmaking has taken him around the world. In addition to his filmmaking, Sigurjon has been involved with the music industry and he has worked closely with Morten Harket for the past 18 years. Sigurjon was involved in the East Timor struggle for independence and produced a film about that sad story. He continues with new documentary films about people and stories that need a spotlight.