THOMAS SANKARA – ADIFF Black History Month 2017
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120th St
New York, NY 10027
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 @ 1 pm
Captain Thomas Sankara was the leader of the Burkinabe Revolution. In the former Upper Volta known today as Burkina Faso, a group of men decided to launch a revolution that would enable the country “to accept the responsibility of its reality and its destiny with human dignity”. Thomas Sankara belongs to the group of African leaders who wanted to give the continent in general and their countries in particular a new socio-political dimension. Directed by Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda, Democratic Republic of Congo, 1991, Documentary, 26 min, in French w/ English subtitles.
Show with TASUMA, THE FIGHTER
See below Burkina Faso President Thomas Sankara’s ‘Against debt’ speech in 1987