Theresa Traore Dahlberg


Theresa Traore Dahlberg was born in 1983 in Värnamo, and spent her childhood on the Swedish island of Öland and in Burkina Faso. She is now based in Stockholm. After a couple of years in New York assisting directors, photographers and production managers, she studied 16mm film at The New School in New York and spent three years at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Master in Royal Academy of Arts (video art) 2014-2015. Her graduation film, Taxi Sister, about the female taxi driver Boury in Dakar, Senegal, has gained a lot of attention and been screened at festivals worldwide.

Theresa Traore Dahlberg has since produced a TV series aired on Swedish National Television (SVT) and filmed with different production agencies and organizations in Haiti and in Burkina Faso. Ouaga Girls (2017) is her first feature length documentary.


In production – The Embassador’s Wife

2017 – Ouaga Girls Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, documentary (director)

2010 – Taxi Sister, Dakar, Senegal, documentary, 28 min 
(director, producer)

2010 – Två på resa (Two Travelling), tv-show, 2 seasons, SVT (producer)

2010 – Utomjordingen (The Alien), Stockholm Sweden,
 documentary/fiction, 10 min 
(director, producer)

2010 – Alla är inget som jag (Everybody is nothing like me), Stockholm, Sweden, fiction, 5 min 
(director, producer)

2010 – Cleant korthus (Clean Card House), Stockholm, Sweden, 
fiction, 8 min
 (director, producer)

2010 – Looking for a room, New York, USA, documentary/fiction, 6 min 
(director, producer)

2009 – On Hold, New York, USA, 
documentary, 30 min
 (director, producer)

2006 – Procastistation, New York, USA, 
fiction, 4 min 

(director, producer)

Theresa Traore Dahlberg. Photo: Patricia Reyes. Download