Documentary film showcase screening of ‘BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso’
Directed by Iara Lee (Cultures of Resistance Films)
Venue: DMU Campus, Mill Studios MS0.25
Start time: 6pm FREE entry – open to students, staff & public.
A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, killed in a coup d’état led by his best friend and advisor Blaise Compaoré, who then ruled the country as an autocrat for 27 years, till a massive popular insurrection led to his removal.
Today, the spirit of resistance and political change is mightier than ever and it permeates every aspect of the Burkinabe life.
It is an inspiration, not only to Africa, but to the rest of the world.