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Lule Bib Luka is one of the last of her kind - the burrnesha of Albania - sworn virgins who reject a conventional women's life to take a male role. Lule has devoted years to caring for her paternal lands and livestock in Albania's rugged mountains. Now in her seventies, after the rest of her family have either died or left their homeland, she decides to move to the city. This crafted doc captures…
As Albania moves towards EU membership, this report delves into their vicious tradition of blood feuds, a system of honour enshrined in blood that has claimed 10,000 lives since the fall of communism.
Albania is slowly sinking under the weight of Europe's waste. This report investigates an industry of waste that is both necessary for survival, yet a threat for many Albanians. For how long can it continue?
Blood feuds are still prolific in Albania where an eye for an eye is standard. The strangest practise was if the men of a family are killed and a surviving female becomes the family man.
Since the 1990s, an average of one child a week has vanished in Albania. Locals suspect the children are being sold abroad. There are even claims they're being abducted for their organs.
Mayor Edi Rama has transformed Albania's capital from a crumbling, Mafia dominated slum into a vibrant cosmopolitan city. His ideas are shaping Albanian society today.
A decade after the fall of Albania's ruthless communist regime, the country appears to have gone backwards.
The black market economy is thriving. With no social order Albania remains close to the cliff edge.