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Picture: Semfilms
Filmstill "Une révolution africaine, les dix jours qui ont fait chuter Blaise Compaoré"
Picture: Semfilms
Filmstill "Une révolution africaine, les dix jours qui ont fait chuter Blaise Compaoré"
Picture: Semfilms
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Boubacar Sangaré & Gidéon Vink

Une révolution africaine, les dix jours qui ont fait chuter Blaise Compaoré / An African Revolution: The Ten Days that Led to Blaise Compaoré's Fall

(Burkina Faso 2015, 98 min)

Part of the Festival "Sleepless Nights: Burkina Faso between Culture and Revolution"

Boubacar Sangare and Gidéon Vink's film documents how the power of the streets led to the fall of the authoritarian regime of Blaise Compaoré after 27 years of undivided rule in Burkina Faso. The documentary depicts the dramatic events of October 2014, giving voice to the organisers and agents of the protests.

Boubacar Sangare is a Burkinabe director. His recent films include “Au Nom de l’Amour” (2012) and “Dieu veille sur les vigiles” (2013).
Gidéon Vink, born in the Netherlands, lives in Burkina Faso. He is the artistic director and programmer of “Ciné Droit Libre”, a festival of human rights films that takes place in Ouagadougou, Abidjan and Dakar.

Trailer "Une Révolution africaine – les dix jours qui ont fait chuter Blaise Compaoré"
French with English subtitles
98 minutes