Iman Djionne, Senegal 2016, 26 min., OV with english subtitles
Theresa Traore Dahlberg, Burkina Faso/Sweden/France/Qatar 2017, 83 min., OV with english subtitles
Ouaga Girls follows a group of young women who attend a vocational school to become car mechanics. Through diegetic sounds and rhythms from Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou, the film’s soundscape traces the transition of the protagonists into adulthood, and observes their fears, resilience and strength when faced with stereotypes of what women are supposed to be. In a similar way,Boxing Girl is a sci-fi short story about Adama, who must face her inner demons when she finds a pair of red boxing gloves.
Theresa Traore Dahlberg is a visual artist and filmmaker who formulates and mediates engaging complex narratives through sculpture, photography, and film. In all her creative endeavors, Traore Dahlberg draws from her own experiences of being anchored in two political and social cultures: Sweden and Burkina Faso.