Capitaine Thomas Sankara 2012
At age 33, Sankara became the figurehead of the Burkinabe revolution, taking power of what was then the former French colony of Upper Volta. His aim was to end corruption, poverty and illiteracy, as well as the dependency of his country on foreign policy and the International Monetary Fund.
"Captain Thomas Sankara" is a portrait comprised of material from the archives of Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso from 1983 until his assassination in 1987. Through his desire to liberate his country and transform his fellow citizens’ way of thinking by questioning the world order and challenging the authority of those with power at that time, he made a mark on both African and world history.
Even when twenty-five years have passed since he was killed, the mystery over some facts and details around his death still remains. By using a carefully constructed organization of rare archive footage, filmmaker Christophe Cupelin provides a compelling depiction of a man who remained loyal to his principles and his people to the point of dying for them.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:29:30 | 4.74 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Espanol
Genre: Documentary

Director: Christophe Cupelin
Country: Switzerland

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