GIRLS DON’T FLYDocumentary 2016
CategoryHuman Rights, Kids & Family, Politics
Documentary, Germany/Austria 2016
Runtime: 90 min. / 52 min.
Director: Monika Grassl
Production: Indie Films, Mischief
“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.
Max Ophüls 2016, Hot Docs, Dok.Fest München, AFEX Toronto, Durban IFF, Reykjavik IFF, Zimbabwe IFF, Warsaw IFF, Inconvenient Films, Chicago IFF, Millennium Brussels, Stockholm Junior IFF, BISFF Ghana, IFF Femme in Morrocco
Best Documentary – Max Ophüls Preis