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.
Dir Christophe Cupelin
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.
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.