When Harmattan Blows

dir. Edyta Wróblewska / 2024 / Poland / 80min.
Barbara is 25 and lives in Accra, the capital of Ghana. As an eight-year-old girl, she shared the fate of thousands of Ghanaian children who were put to slave labour by their own parents.

Barbara is 25 and lives in Accra, the capital of Ghana. As an eight-year-old girl, she shared the fate of thousands of Ghanaian children who were put to slave labour by their own parents. For years Barbara functioned in a world full of abuse, violence and fear but she survived. Although full of anger, she has been supporting her parents and pays for the family, but their expectations keep rising. One day, together with her eldest brother, Kweku, she returns to her hometown to solve some family problems. Before that can happen, Barbara has to finally confront her parents.

Meeting

duration:
80 min
country / year of production:
Poland / 2024
director:
Edyta Wróblewska
cinematography:
Marcin Sauter
producer:
Edyta Wróblewska / SK Film Studio
selected festivals and awards:
2024 – Millennium Docs Against Gravity: World Premiere
sections:
On a Path to Happiness
competitions:
Best Polish Film Award
tags:
Polish films psychology Africa relations family

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