Sankara's Orphans (France)

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Sankara's Orphans

Les orphelins de Sankara
Géraldine Berger
2018, France, 84′
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In 1986, 600 orphans and rural children from Burkina-Faso were sent to Cuba with the mission of learning a trade so they could come back and develop their country, which was undergoing a Revolution. But after the assassination in 1987 of burkinabè President Thomas Sankara, the liquidation of the Revolution by Blaise Compaoré and the end of the Cold War, how were they to return, to build themselves, to exist? The narrative of this utopia of Red Africa and the epic memories of these children are mixed with the archive images, sometimes reddened by the sand, the heat and the wind, sometimes faded, almost disappearing, thus giving us to see the reminiscences of their revolutionary youth.
Langue(s):  Français, Moré, Espagnol
Édition VdR:  2019


Sébastien Tézé
Laurent Bocahut

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