Synopsis

A documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases nonviolent creative resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, 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 the rest of 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, 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 Burkinabe daily life.

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