"Burkinabè Rising Poster"

October 30, 2017

Dear friends,

Hope you're all doing well! The big news here at Cultures of Resistance Films is that we're currently producing two films about the power of the people in Burkina Faso, a small, landlocked nation in West Africa. We're excited to reveal the poster for the first one, Burkinabè Rising: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso! If you are interested in bringing the film to your city, email us: info@culturesofresistancefilms.com

BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso- directed by Iara Lee

Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, and provides an example of the type of political change that can be achieved when people come together! It is an inspiration, not only to Africa but also to the rest of the world. Through music, film, ecology, visual art, architecture, the people featured in this film are carrying on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara. After assuming the presidency in 1983, Sankara was killed in a 1987 coup d'état led by his best friend and close advisor Blaise Compaoré, who subsequently ruled the country as an autocrat for twenty-seven years, til October 2014, when a massive popular insurrection led to his removal. Today, the spirit of resistance is mightier than ever in Burkina Faso and that spirit permeates every aspect of the Burkinabè daily life.

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Until next time,
Iara Lee and the whole team