AiW thanks to Bertha DocHouse for this info on their upcoming film release…
Bertha DocHouse Presents
13th October 2017 | Bertha DocHouse | Tickets: £9 (£7 conc.)
“With Ouaga Girls I wanted to capture … when dreams, desires and courage get mixed up with opinions, fears and society’s expectations of what a woman should be” – Theresa Traoré Dahlberg, director
From 13th October, Bertha DocHouse (dochouse.org), will be screening Ouaga Girls, the debut feature from Swedish director Theresa Traoré Dahlberg. The film follows a group of young women as they tweak machines and hammer away at a school for auto mechanics in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In a country with youth unemployment at 52 percent, jobs are a hot issue for these young girls who have dreams and hopes for the future yet are confronted with opinions, fears and society’s expectations of what a woman should be. Director Theresa Traore Dahlberg depicts their last school years in this poetic story about life choices, sisterhood and the endeavour to find your own way. Further information about the film, including a trailer, can be found here: http://dochouse.org/cinema/screenings/ouaga-girls
A coming-of-age film with much warmth, laughs, heartbreak and depth, tickets for Ouaga Girls’s first Friday screening are now on sale, with subsequent daily screenings to follow.
Bertha DocHouse is London’s documentary cinema, located inside Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick.