Fratricide in Burkina: The Assassination of Thomas Sankara and French Africa

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Fratricide in Burkina: The Assassination of Thomas Sankara and French Africa

7,99 TTC

Length : 52’, Ratio : 4/3, 16/9, Versions : French, English
Written and Directed by : Didier MAURO and Thuy-Tiên HO
Production : RFO – Quartier Latin – Solferino Images
Worldwide distribution : ICTV

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Synopsis

Burkina Faso, West Africa. October 15, 1987. Automatic gunfire breaks the even night’s silence and kills President Thomas Sankara. Had the assassins been sent by his brother in arms, Blaise Compaoré, with whom he had launched the Marxist Burkina Revolution a few years before, and who took control of the country right after the assassination?

Still in power to this date, Compaoré’s main argument at the time was also the one of the assassins: Sankara had lost all sense of reality, and was leading the Revolution into Chaos. It needed to be “rectified”. But who really was behind this “rectification”? Dark forces from France, the former colonial power, envying neighbour states, wealthy business interests? In the hope to find some clues, this films looks at the critical years just prior to the assassination. It collects clues from the very people who were close to Sankara. 20 years after his assassination, they remember him vividly. Just like in the rest of Africa: Sankara, remains fondly remembered as one of the great African leaders.

Additional information

Weight 80 g
Dimensions 10 x 130 x 185 mm
Duration

52 mins

Language

English, Français