Burkina, All About Women

Director: Nicole Mackinlay Hahn
Country: Burkina Faso/USA
Running Time: 
11 min.
French and Mooré with English subtitles


Seeking to undo stereotypes about African women by looking at the professional lives of women in Burkina Faso, the film talks to a firefighter, a swimmer, a mushroom biologist, a mechanic, an astrophysicist, a rapper, and more–allowing women (all inspired by the legendary Princess Yennenga) to give voice to their own unique experience.

About the Director

Nicole Mackinlay Hahn

Biography: Nicole Mackinlay Hahn is an artist and filmmaker based in New York. Her experience and approach in documenting programs and people around the world, have established her as a premier director of socially conscious films. Nicole has worked extensively in Africa for an interactive installation project concerning workers in the garment industry. The resulting Mirror/Africa installation was featured in Barney’s New York, the New Museum, and the London College of Fashion. Her continued interest in the lives of workers led to The Welcome Table Project, commissioned by Louverture Films. She is the Director of Photography on The Shadow World, about the international arms trade.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Burkina, All About Women (2015).

Hardihood (2002);
The Welcome Table Project (2013);
Burkina, All About Women (2015).