Theresa Traore Dahlberg

was born in 1983. She grew up on the Swedish island of Öland and in Burkina Faso, and is now based in Stockholm. After a few years in New York – where she assisted directors, photographers, and production managers – she studied film production, first at the New School in New York and then at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. During the last couple of years, Theresa has produced a television series for SVT and been involved in different film and art projects internationally constantly stretching the boundaries of art, film, and documentary. She is now doing her masters in fine art at The Royal Institute of Art in Sweden. "Ouaga Girls" is her feature-length debut.


On Hold, 2009; Taxi Sister, 2010; 
 The Alien, 2010; 
Ouaga Girls, 2017.

Ouaga Girls (16+)

Sweden, Burkina Faso, French, Qatar, 2017, colour, 80 min.
Director: Theresa Traore Dahlberg
A group of young women from Ouagadougou studies at a girl school to become auto mechanics. The classmates become their port of safety, joy, and sisterhood, while the country is boiling with political changes.