Published on June 12, 2023

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In times when women had a prescribed role, so called sworn virgins gave up on their sexual and social identities in order to avoid limitations and move freely. These old and dying traditions in patriarchal northern Albania are reflected by three women who, to this day, remain to live as men.

director. Lukas Tielke
dop. Jens Wirtzfeld
production. peoplegrapher & CARAVAN
executive producer. Jack Donald, Nikita Leibovici
producer. Blerta Kelmendi, Sami Hilal
production assistant. Renis Hyka
best boy. Jin Seok
production driver. Stiven Cami
research. Emir Medic
Bedrie Gosturani
Gjystina Grishaj
Drande Dodaj
1st AC. Julian Roth
drone. Julian Roth
photographer. Andre Josselin
edit. Marvin Kühner
colorgrading. Nicke Cantarelli
score, sound design & mix. Staub Audio / GmbH Moritz Staub & Karin Pallier
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Tonin Tershana – Deshmoreve te Lirise / Martyrs of freedom
archive materials. Albanian Film Archive AQSHF

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