Capitaine Thomas Sankara & A Barefoot Revolution 31 MARCH 2016 Promo 1:00 min
CAPITAINE THOMAS SANKARA | Christophe Cupelin | Burkina Faso | 2014 | 52 min
A portrait composed of archives of Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso between 1983 and his murder in 1987. Ready to liberate his country and transform the mentalities of his fellow citizens, contesting the world’s political order and challenging the powers of his time, Sankara stands out strongly in the history both of Africa and of the world.
Audience Award – Black Movie Film Festival 2013
BAREFOOT REVOLUTION | Christian Carmosino | Burkina Faso | 2014 | 54 min
In October 2014 Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou is the theatre of massive demonstrations against the country’s President, Blaise Compaoré, and his attempt to change the Constitution in order to keep the power for 15 more years. As a result of his intransigence, the protest turns into a full revolution, lasting 6 days and nights and ending with Compaoré’s departure, after a dictatorship of 27 years. A transitional government takes over and prepares the elections planned for October 2015.