On the 26th July, we are extremely excited to present to you “Burkinabè Rising: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso” – a new documentary from our partners at Cultures of Resistance Films.
Few of us know that a small, landlocked country in West Africa has already provided an example for how political change can be achieved when people come together – an inspiration not only to the rest of Africa but also to the rest of the world.
Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who – through music, film, ecology, visual art, and architecture – are carrying on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, who was killed in a 1987 coup d’état led by his friend, close advisor and subsequent autocrat, Blaise Compaoré.
In 2016, director Iara Lee traveled throughout the country, documenting how activists are using the country’s artistic traditions to propel forward a message of resistance. Rappers, graffiti artists, slam poets and dancers represent the forgotten and marginalized in this panoramic piece. Combining interviews with excellent cinematography, this is not a film you want to miss.
📽️You can watch the trailer here.
Join us and be inspired!