Director: Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda
From: Democratic Republic of Congo
Year: 1991 Minutes: 26
Language: French w/ English subtitles
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.
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