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When Theresa Traore Dahlberg realized that she couldn’t relate to narratives about women in West African films, she decided to make her own.

Theresa Traore Dahlberg is currently editing her first feature-length documentary, Du Courage, a bildungsroman shot in Burkina Faso. Her whole life, Theresa has split her time between the Sahelian nation and Sweden. It’s an arrangement she says has broadened her perspective and instilled a versatility at her core—a valuable set of attributes for a documentary filmmaker. Knee-deep in more than 170 hours of footage, Theresa discusses her drive to persist, challenge stereotypes and deliver the West Africa she loves to

  • Words:
    John Clifford Burns
  • Photography:
    Boe Marion
  • Styling:
    Martin Persson

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  • Words:
    John Clifford Burns
  • Photography:
    Boe Marion
  • Styling:
    Martin Persson
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