Special Screening of Burkinabe Rising (with Q&A)

Mon. Nov 11, 2019 at 7:30pm SAST
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The Bioscope is proud to host Culture of Resistance filmmaker Iara Lee for a special screening of her film Burkinabè Rising, followed by a post screening discussion.





Burkinabè Rising


Dir. Iara Lee


Documentary || 1h12m


Burkinabè Rising, is a documentary that showcases the creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who provide 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, and 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 friend and close advisor Blaise Compaoré, who subsequently ruled the country as an autocrat for twenty-seven years. In October 2014 a massive popular insurrection led to his removal. Today, the spirit of resistance is mightier than ever in Burkina Faso.


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The Bioscope Independent Cinema 286 Fox Street
Johannesburg, Gauteng 2001
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