WOMEN SPEAKING (WT) voices the story of six Burrneshas who, for different reasons, have decided to take on the social role of men. They have done this to circumvent patriarchal structures, to avoid misogynistic attacks, to support the family economically, to avoid compelled marriage and to be free. Our characters communicate with us intimately as they talk about their lives and bring us closely into their personal journey. They speak about freedom and oppression, about how their breaking of gender barriers was choosing not how to live, but to live.

WOMEN SPEAKING (WT) expands the awareness of human life and its universal conditions. The time among the Burrneshas turns stereotypes and projections of gender discussions upside down. But their story shows in the end, that the essences of life, which are also identified as female, are held as less valuable. Even less worth living. And that this remains so, worldwide.

with Marta Vorfi, Sanie Vatoci, Bedrie Brahim Gosturani, Diana Rakipi, Valerjana Grishaj, Gjystina Grishaj e.g.

Written & Directed by: Kristine Nrecaj, Birthe Templin
Producer: Katrin Springer
Cinematography: Alfred Nrecaj
Sound: Arne Herrman, Adrian Guri
Editing: Evelyn Rack

Production Company: Filmkantine UG

Nominated for the 2014 Robert Bosch Film Prize Germany Eastern Europe. The project development was supported by Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA). The production is funded by the Minister of State for Culture and the Media (BKM), the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB), nordmedia Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH, FilmFernsehFondsBayern (FFF) and supported by Imeri Architekten.