Directors: Iara Lee

  • COUNTRY : Burkina Faso, United States, Bulgaria

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A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians and engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, who was killed in a coup d'état led by his best friend and advisor Blaise Compaoré, who then ruled the country as an autocrat for 27 years, till a massive popular insurrection led to his removal. Today, the spirit of resistance and political change is mightier than ever and it permeates every aspect of Burkinabè life. It is an inspiration, not only to Africa but to the rest of the world. The beautifully filmed and intensely political Burkinabè Rising showcases this creative nonviolent resistance 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. Burkinabè Rising was produced and directed by Iara Lee, an activist and filmmaker who is the founder of the Cultures of Resistance Network. She collaborates with agitators, educators, artists and change-makers around the world to build global solidarity through creative resistance and nonviolent action.

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