December 3, 2014

Screening of the documentary ‘Captain Thomas Sankara’, Wednesday 10 December

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The Group of Lawyers for the rights of Migrants and Refugees 
invites you to the screening 
of the award-winning documentary film ‘Captain Thomas Sankara’ 
made by Swiss filmmaker Christophe Cupelin.

The screening will take place 
on Wednesday 10/12/2014 at 8:30pm. 
at“ Ktirio 11” is 11 ,Rethymnou and Ioulianou str.
(opposite ‘Radisson Blu Park Hotel’ in Athens)

The documentary will be shown in French language with English subtitles.

Audience Award – Black Movie Geneva FF 2013, Switzerland
Director-script: Christophe Cupelin

Color, duration: 90minutes.

Summary of the film

A portrait composed from the archives of Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso between 1983 and his murder in 1987. Ready to liberate his country and transform the mentality of his fellow citizens, contesting the world’s political order and challenging the powers of his time, Sankara stands out strongly in the history of both Africa and the world, remaining known as the African Che Guevara. Blending together rare and meticulously assembled archives, director Christophe Cupelin offers a panoramic vision of the intellectual and political heritage of this atypical head of state. Giving his documentary the energy of a punk manifesto, between idealism and irony, he faithfully restitutes the originality of a president as striking in his actions as in his words.