A Barefoot Revolution

A Barefoot Revolution

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A Barefoot Revolution | | | | 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.