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#BNMovieFeature: There’s so much to learn from Theresa Traore Dahlberg’s “Ouaga Girls” Documentary



The much-loved #BNMovieFeature is kicking off the new month of September with Documentaries.

We kicked things off in 2017 (Yes, we’ve featured over a hundred movies so far!)

In this section, we showcase full-length Nigerian movies for our film-loving BNers. There are throwback movies, new movies, Yoruba movies, Igbo movies, Hausa movies, English movies, Short films, Serials and so much more.

There’s so much to look forward to and you can also take a look at our past features here.


This month of September, we’re spotlighting a couple of documentaries from across Africa. This week’s focus is a documentary titled, “Ouaga Girls” from Burkina Faso, directed by Theresa Traore Dahlberg and produced by David Herdies.


A group of young women from Ouagadougou study at a girls’ school to become auto mechanics. The classmates become their port of safety, joy and sisterhood, all while they are going through the life-changing transition into becoming adults in a country boiling with political changes.

Using interesting narrative solutions, Theresa Traore Dahlberg depicts their last school years and also succeeds in showing the country’s violent past and present. This is a feature-film debut and coming-of-age film with warmth, laughter, heartbreak and depth.

Watch the video below:

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