Film

BFI: Capitaine Thomas Sankara + Q&A with Dr Ama Biney, Political Historian

Don’t miss this acclaimed documentary about the intelligent, radical and humane former President of Burkina Faso.

An acclaimed documentary portrait of the brilliantly intelligent, radical, humane, public-spirited (and guitar-playing) former President of Burkina Faso. The film is meticulously composed from archival footage and reconstructs Sankara’s life and leadership challenge as well as the radical reforms brought about during his short term in office – from 4 August 1983 until his tragic assassination on 15 October 1987. A punk score by The Ex reflects and responds to the radicalism and idealism of this iconic African leader. Switzerland 2012
Dir Christophe Cupelin
90min
Digital
English subtitles.

From Pluto Press
Read about Thomas Sankara’s life – an in depth collection of essays celebrating and critiquing the life of one of Africa’s most important anti-imperialist leaders.

When: Saturday 21 September 2019 14:00
NFT1 General Admission

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