Ouaga Girls (Burkina Faso: 2017)


Theresa Traore Dahlberg

Cast list

Bintou Konate

Catherine Nea

Chantale Nissougou

Mouniratou Sedogo


Cinematography by Iga Mikler

Produced by David Herdies

Music by Jenny Wilson, Christoffer Roth

Editing by Margareta Lagerqvist, Alexandra Strauss


This documentary film follows the journey of several young girls from the outskirts of Ouagadougou on their journey training to become car mechanics. These young women battle against the country's perception of what a women should be while working towards a brighter future for themselves and their families.


Adam, Hakeem. “Film Review: ‘Ouaga Girls’ Shows The Young Women of Burkina Faso Like Never Before.” Dandano, 8 June 2017, dandano.org/2017/06/01/film-review-ouaga-girls-shows-the-young-women-of-burkina-faso-like-never-before/.

Sterk, Pippa. “Ouaga Girls (2017) Last Frame Film Club – Review.” London Feminist Film Festival, London Feminist Film Festival, 20 June 2018, londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2018/06/20/ouaga-girls-2017-last-frame-film-club-review/.

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