We find ourselves in an extravagant garden in Ouagadougou. The French Ambassador’s wife dreamt about becoming a famous opera singer. Instead, she is now using the singing as a ventilator to survive her seemingly privileged life surrounded by workers. This film raises questions about power structures, class, intersectionality, post colonialism and feminism in a poetic, subtle and seductive way.
Theresa Traore Dahlberg was born in 1983 in Värnamo, and spent her childhood on the Swedish island of Öland and in Burkina Faso. She is now based in Stockholm. After a couple of years in New York assisting directors, photographers and production managers, she studied 16mm film at The New School in New York and spent three years at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.