Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 14:00
BFI, London (UK), BFI, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London, SE1 8XT
Special screening at BFI South Bank
BFI are screeningn the acclaimed documentary Captaine Thomas Sankara, which will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Ama Biney, Political Historian and contributor to A Certain Amount of Madness The Life, Politics and Legacies of Thomas Sankara.
Captaine Thomas Sankara is an acclaimed documentary portrait of the brilliantly intelligent, radical, humane, public-spirited (and guitar-playing) former President of Burkina Faso. The film is meticulously composed from archival footage and reconstructs Sankara’s life and leadership challenge as well as the radical reforms brought about during his short term in office – from 4 August 1983 until his tragic assassination on 15 October 1987. A punk score by The Ex reflects and responds to the radicalism and idealism of this iconic African leader.
Celebrating and critiquing the life of one of Africa’s most important anti-imperialist leaders