Directed by Robin Shuffield, ‘Thomas Sankara: An Upright Man’ (2006) is a documentary about the former president of Burkina Faso. Sankara was known as “the African Che”, and became famous in Africa due to his innovative ideas, his devastating humour, his spirit and his altruism. With a gun in one hand and Karl Marx’s works in the other, Sankara became president at the age of 34 and served from 1983 to 1987. He immediately set out to shake the foundations of the country that he renamed from the French colonial Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, “Land of Upright Men.” More than a classic biography, this film sheds light on the impact that this man and his politics made on Burkina Faso and Africa in general.
Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an adult literacy rate of 28.7% and 83% of the population living below the poverty line. International Service (Charity No. 1069182) has worked in Burkina Faso for over 30 years, giving assistance to local organisations working for the rights of women and people with disabilities.
Entry is £3 (suggested donation) and all proceeds will go to International Service.
Popcorn and soft drinks will be provided!
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