GIRLS DON'T FLY

By Monika GRASSL

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Documentary - Completed 2016

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.

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& Awards

Warsaw FF 2016
Discoveries
Max Ophüls Prize 2016
Best Documentary
Hot Docs 2016
International premiere
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Monika GRASSL
    • Producer(s)
    • Arek GIELNIK (Indie Films), Ralph WIESER (Mischief Films)
    • Synopsis
    • “When you dream, dream big“, sings physically handicapped Lydia. Helped by British pilot Jonathan Porter who runs an NGO financed flying school in Ghana, she and ten other girls from poor families enter a flying training with Western military drill. Soon it becomes evident that the aim to help becomes a self purpose for the boss of the action. In the end, the girls might not have learned to fly a plane, but they found their place in life.
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