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Date(s) - 16/11/2017

The Gate Cinema


Documentary | Africa | Female Director 

This revealing documentary follows a group of young women from Burkina Faso’s capital city Ouagadougou, who are studying to become car mechanics. In a country where job opportunities are scarce and their futures uncertain, the school become a haven for this diverse group. They are at a crucial point in lives when their dreams, hopes and admirable courage are undermined with opinions, fears and society’s expectations of what a woman should be. They clearly delight in tweaking and hammering machines, and, as they strive for independence, filmmaker Theresa Traore Dahlberg celebrates their conviction and sisterhood with poetic vision.

Director: Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Producer(s): David Herdies
Screenwriter: Theresa Traore Dahlberg
Main Cast: Catherine Nea, Bintou Konate, Chantale Nissougou, Mouniratou Sedogo

Country: France, Sweden
Languages: French (Subtitled)
Colour: Colour
Duration: 83 minutes
Tickets: €7.50 / €6.50 Concession