category The Slippery Slope


engleză, twi, ewe, krobo


Romanian, English

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Girls Don't Fly

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23 March, 19:00, ARCUB

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizoarei Monika Grassl

24 March, 13:30, Cinema Muzeul Țăranului

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizoarei Monika Grassl


Who are the new colonists? It is highly possible that one of them is a certain Mr Jonathan Porter, a British middle-class man who married a young woman from Ghana and moved there to set up a flying school exclusively for girls. Only apparently following the skeleton of a feel-good story about a Western NGO trying to do good for the native population of a less developed nation, the film slowly but clearly brings to the surface undercurrents familiar from the insufficiently distant history of European colonialism: paternalism, reflexive racism, and insidious misogyny. It remains to be seen if even one of the young students will actually reach the putative goal of becoming the first woman pilot in Ghana. 

awards and festivals

2016: Durban IFF

2016: HotDocs International Documentary Festival

2016: Chicago IFF