Screening OUAGA GIRLS + Panel discussion
Sunday 13th May CentrE17, Walthamstow.
Only £6 in advance! Tickets HERE
Ouaga Girls| Burkina Faso, France & Qatar | 83 mins |Theresa Traore-Dahlberg
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 find 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.
PANEL DISCUSSION BY WOMEN OF COLOUR FILM CLUB
Aurella Yussuf is a writer, curator and art historian specialising in Africa and the African Diaspora. She is the founder of Women of Colour Film Club and a founding member of Thick/er Black Lines collective.
Alinta Sara is an Art Historian and a freelance art educator working with various organisations and galleries in London such as the October Gallery, Lon-Art. From both Martinican and Guinean heritage her research focuses in the cultural links between Africa and the Diaspora.
Laura Kirwan-Ashman is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, and co-founder of female film collective Sorta Kinda Maybe Yeah. Her work focuses on Blackness, queerness, and the female experience.