The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe focuses on the life stories of four former-refugee women who now live in Australia.
Traversing four decades and four African countries, The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Trope Film follows these bold and charismatic women work through their harrowing pasts to come to perform in front of sell-out audiences. They are:
Yarrie grew up in a refugee camp in Guinea. She was just 7 years old when the Civil war broke out in Sierra Leone, and she was forced to witness atrocities that deeply traumatised her.
Aminata is the girl who was ‘too beautiful’ for her own good. All her friends used to say, ‘When the rebels come to Freetown, you will be the first they will take.’ And they did.
Yordanos doesn’t know much about her early life at all. As a small child she was abandoned and left to fend for herself on the streets.
Rosemary is from Kenya. No-one could guess at Rosemary’s dark secret. An horrific history of ongoing abuse by members of her own family, starting from a very young age.