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Burkinabè Rising: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso

Iara Lee
Burkina Faso, 2018, 72 min.

In French, English, Moore with English subtitles.
This film is family friendly.

'BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso is directed by Iara Lee of Cultures of Resistance Films.  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'etat led by his best friend and advisor, Blaise Compaoré, who then ruled the country as an autocrat for 27 years, until 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 Burkinabè life. It is an inspiration, not only to Africa, but to the rest of the world.

Category: Documentary, Festival Alum.
Themes: Africa, Arts, Community, Culture, World Cinema.

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