When you live in a country like this, people in the margins are not necessarily only women. You do this work, you realize that at one point or another, everybody has been in the margins.
Kaltrina Krasniqi is a writer, director and producer from Prishtina, who is one of a handful of female filmmakers in Kosovo to come out with her first feature length film, in 2019. Krasniqi’s film, titled “Vera Dreams of the Sea” tells the story of an older woman living in Kosovo who pushes back against her patriarchal husband. “Activists and theoreticians have been talking about all these issues for the past 50 years. It’s only now, we are getting access to these narratives through film,” said Krasniqi. “It’s women that are telling these stories.”