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IQMF Amsterdam looks at sexual diversity in queer and migrant communities, expressing it through film, debates, art exhibitions. Join us on the 5th edition 4 – 8 December 2019!


/ / The Sworn Virgin and The Girl

The Sworn Virgin and The Girl

Documentary, 43 minutes 

Directed by Kristine Nrecaj and Birthe Templin

Albania, 2019

Language: Albanian

Subtitles: English 


‘Sworn virgin’ is a well known but dying tradition in Albania. Women who identify as men decide to deliberately remain a virgin allowing them to live a socially accepted life, behaving and dressing as a man. Bedrie (61) is one of these sworn virgins. One day she gets a call from the young Adele (26) who is exploring her identity as an Albanian woman. She wants to lead a self-determined life in patriarchal Albania and hopes to get answers from Bedrie.


This film is screened together with Sunny Boy.