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THE SWORN VIRGIN AND THE GIRL

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BIRTHE TEMPLIN AND KRISTINE NRECAJ

Sixty-one years ago, Bedrie was born as a girl in Albania. Today she lives as a man, she is a sworn virgin. The tradition of the sworn virgins originated 600 years ago: if there were no male descendants, one of the girls had to live as a man to maintain the family. Some women chose this path because they wanted to be free. Bedrie could not accept the restrictions of a woman`s life. One day she gets a call from young Adele (26). Adele is searching for her identity; she wants to live self-determined in patriarchal Albania. Adele hopes to find answers and Bedrie is proud to share. Both of them are heading their way to meet each other.

Producer: Katrin Springer

DOP: Alfred Nrecaj

Editor: Sven Heussner

Production company: Filmkantine UG