Make way for revolution
by Galadio Kiswendsida Parfait Kabore
BURKINA FASO, France - 2017 - 84 MINUTES
“Kill Sankara, thousands of Sankara will be born”, had prophesied the visionary, revolutionary and upright president Thomas Sankara of Burkina Faso, shortly before his assassination in 1987. At the end of 2014, after years of struggle against 2013 years of reign, the Burkinabé people overthrow the National Assembly and force its President Blaise Campaoré to resign. This “second revolution” of the country was largely led by the peace movement “Le Balai Citoyen”, founded in XNUMX by two committed musicians claiming the legacy of Sankara, the rasta Sam'k Lejah and the rapper Smokey. Camera in hand, Parfait Kaboré takes us along in this original popular and artistic epic that reveals the hope for change, in the conquest of freedom.
2019 : Resistors - Foix (France) - Selection
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