Christophe Cuppelin | Switzerland/ Burkina Faso 2014 | 1h24m | Documentary | 15
Through interviews and archival footage Swiss director Christophe Cupelin has woven together the story of Thomas Sankara, a courageous African leader who fought to liberate his country following the end of colonization. Through this rich tapestry of historical documents, recordings and amateur footage we see how Sankara valiantly transformed the lives of his fellow citizens. As the world’s poorest president, he was a true revolutionary, and a leader like no other, and this is certainly a story that should be known.
Presented in partnership with Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival
For a society to function effectively it requires leaders who work for the good of the people, those who work to ensure equal rights, liberty and justice for all. In Western media, African leaders are portrayed as despotic, power crazed villains, who allow corruption to thrive through bad systems of governance and patronage. Though this is correct in some cases, there are many examples of inspiring African leaders who have fought for justice and stood up for the rights of the people. The Just African Leaders series will shed light on some of the most renowned African leaders who have lived through history.
- Dates and times Aug 30 at 19:30
- Venue Henderson's Cafe at St John's, St John's Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ
- Ticket Price £5.00
- Age Guidance +15
- Category Film