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Kayayo - The Living Shopping Basket (a short documentary film by Mari Bakke Riise)

Date:                     Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Time:                     6:30 PM
Venue:                   Goethe Institut Accra
Address:                 30 Kakramadu Road, next to NAFTI, East Cantonments, Accra
Organiser:              Norwegian Embassy
Contact name:        Oyvind Udland Johansen
Contact number:     0501 637 198
Email:                    oej@mfa.no
Website:                 https://www.goethe.de/ins/gh/en/index.html

The Norwegian Embassy in Accra is proud to present the documentary “Kayayo – the living shopping baskets”

Kayayo means “girl carrier” in the Ga language. In Accra, more than 10 000 girls from the ages of 6 work as real life shopping carts carrying around large trays on their heads for women in the markets to put their goods in.

 The girls, who often come from poor families in northern Ghana, are sent south and far away from their homes to financially support their families and help pay for schooling for their brothers.

 This documentary is about Bamunu, an 8-year old girl who hasn’t seen her family since she was sent away from home two years ago to work as a Kayayo. All she dreams about is to earn enough money so she can finally come home for good. We follow her while she works in the markets and witness firsthand the cruelty she endures on a daily basis from customers, and her incessant longing to go home. She finally gets the phone call from her family she has been waiting for and we follow her journey home and what awaits there.

 The producer of the documentary, Jørgen Lorentzen, will be present during the screening and participate in a panel discussion afterwards.

 Light refreshments – free entrance

 For directions, click here

 This documentary promises to be very educative; don't miss out!

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