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Ouaga Girls - © Momento Film

Ouaga Girls

A Feature film by Theresa Traore Dahlberg

Release in France : 07/03/2018


    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  nd 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 in showing the country’s violent past and present. This is a feature- lm debut and coming-of-age  lm with much warmth, laughs, heartbreak and depth.



    Ouaga Girls

    Trailer (English Subs)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Les Films du Balibari

    French distribution :

    Juste Doc

    Foreign production companies :

    Momento Film, Seydoni Production

    Photos (7)

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Estelle Robin-You

    Sound recordists :

    Christian Holm, Anders Kwarnmark, Thomas Jaeger

    Directors of photography :

    Iga Mikler, Sophie Winquist

    Editors :

    Alexandra Strauss, Margareta Lagerqvist

    Music Composers :

    Christopher Roth, Saïdou Richard Traoré, Jenny Wilson

    Post-production supervisor :

    Niclas Merits

    Foreign producers :

    David Herdies, Saïdou Richard Traoré

    Co-producer :

    Estelle Robin-You

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Matthieu de Faucal, Mélanie Simon-Franza

    Sound editors :

    Christian Holm, Anders Kwarnmark

    Grader :

    Hector Mora

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Sweden, Burkina Faso, France, Qatar

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    Runtime :

    1 h 22 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1