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Girls Don't Fly

Original title: Girls Don't Fly
German title: Girls Don't Fly
Austria, Germany, 2016

Director: Grassl, Monika
Production company: Mischief Films
Age recommendation: 11 years and up
Length: 90 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Lydia, Tina, Hamdiatu and Esther have a bright future ahead of them – soon they will be pilots. Coming from rural Ghana, they would typically take care of the household and children. Girls Don‘t Fly dives into the daily routine of AvTech Academy, founded by the NGO Medicine on the Move. Narrating the story of four young Ghanian girls learning to fly, the film showcases the cultural diversity on display and the contradictions that arise when Western ideals meet African values. What does the reality behind this ambitious project really look like?

Max-Ophüls-Preis Saarbrücken 2016 (best Documentary), Hot Docs 2016, Dok.Fest Munich 2016, AFEX Toronto 2016, Durban IFF 2016, Reykjavik IFF 2016, Zimbabwe IFF 2016, Warsaw IFF 2016, Inconvenient Films 2016, Chicago IFF 2016, Stockholm Junior 2017

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