Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Ouaga Girls
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Ouaga Girls

Theresa Traore Dahlberg

Ouaga Girls

A group of young women tweak machines and hammer away at a school for auto mechanics in Ouagadougou.

2017
83 min.
Sweden, Burkina Faso, France and Qatar
French
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

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Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Ouaga Girls
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Datasheet

Show
Direction
Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Sound
Christian Holm, Anders Kwarnmark
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
David Herdies (Momento Film)
Co-production
Estelle Robin You, Saïdou Richard Traore
Photo
Iga Mikler, Sophie Winquist
Edition
Alexandra Strauss, Margareta Lagerqvist
Postproduction
Niclas Merits
Color
Hector Mora
Music
Christoffer Roth, Seydou Richard Traore, Jenny Wilson
Starring
Bintou Konate, Chantale Nissougou, Mouniratou Sedogo, Catherine Nea, Dina Tapsoba, Marthe Ouedraogo, Rose Kientega, Adissa Balboné, Nathalie Yanogho
Synopsis

A group of young women tweak machines and hammer away at a school for auto mechanics in Ouagadougou in this poetic story about life choices, sisterhood and the endeavor to find your own way.

In a country with youth unemployment at 52 percent, jobs are a hot issue. The young girls at a mechanics school in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou are right in the middle of a crucial point in life when their dreams, hopes and courage are confronted with opinions, fears and society’s expectations of what a woman should be. Using interesting narrative solutions, Theresa Traore Dahlberg depicts their last school years and at the same time succeeds at showing the country’s violent past and present. Thisis a feature-film debut and coming-of-age film with much warm, laughs, heartbreak and depth.

About the direction
Theresa Traore Dahlberg

Theresa Traore Dahlberg

Director

Director Theresa Traore Dahlberg was born in 1983. She grew up on the Swedish island of Öland and in...

DocsBarcelona Trajectory

2018
DocsBarcelona Festival · Panorama Section
Edició 2018
2019
Docs del Mes · Febrero
Edició 2019

Awards and festivals

Young Jury Best Documentary · Beldocs
Serbia, 2018
Best of Fests · IDFA
Netherlands, 2017
Grand Angle · Visions du Réel
Swiss, 2017
CREDIF Award · Carthage FilM Festival
Tunisia, 2018
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