A group of young women from Ouagadougou study at a girl school to become auto mechanics. The classmates become their port of safety, joy and sisterhood, all while they are going through the life changing transition into becoming adults in a country boiling with political changes.
Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Estelle Robin You/Les films du balibari (FRA)
Saïdou Richard Traore/Seydoni Burkina S.A (BF)
Film Väst (SWE)
Iga Mikler/Sophie Winqvist
Seydou Richard Traore
Sweden, Burkina Faso, France & Qatar
With development support from
The Swedish Film Institute/Antonio Russo Merenda & Cecilia Lidin, Nordisk Film & TV Fund, Doha Film Institute, Aide aux cinémas du monde – Centre National du cinéma et de l’image animée & French Institute, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Reaktor Sydost & Filmbasen.
Developed with support of
the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
In association with
SVT, DR, VPRO, YLE, AfriDocs
Ouaga Girls | 2017 | 83 min | French, More | English, Swedish subtitles |
Nominated to Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary, Gothenburg Film Festival, 2017
Nominated to Tempo Documentary Award 2017, Tempo Documentary Festival, 2017, Stockholm
Nominated in the section Grand Angle, Visions du Reel 2017, Nyon
Göteborg Film Festival, 2017
Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm, 2017
Fespaco, Burkina Faso, 2017
Visions du Reel, Nyon, 2017
Fidadoc, Marocco, 2017