Habibata Ouarme is an emerging Canadian filmmaker of Ivorian-Burkinabé origin. She has just begun shooting her documentary 1001 Couronnes Pour ma Tête with financial support from Telefilm Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. The film is a historical and cultural exploration of African and Afro-descendant hairstyles. Her first feature-length documentary, KOROMOUSSO - Grande Sœur (Big Sister), produced by the NFB and co-directed with Jim Donovan, takes an inside look at the issue of female genital mutilation. The film had its world premiere on March 9 at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in Toronto, its European premiere at the same festival's London edition on March 23, and continues its journey to the New York festival in June. She is currently exploring ideas for documentaries and short fiction, always focusing on her roots and unique point of view. She sits on the board of RAFIQ, a Montreal-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping immigrant and racialized women.