KAYAYO, The Living Shopping Baskets

Director: Mari Bakke Riise
Producer: Jørgen Lorentzen

2016 | 30 min
Ghana
Languages: Dagbani
Subtitles: English

Kayayo means “girl-carrier” in the Ga language.
In the capital of Ghana, 10,000 girls from the ages of 6 work as real life shopping baskets – called Kayayo. 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 to support her family.
We follow her incessant longing to get away from the harsh markets, her journey back home and what awaits there.