Sankara is not dead



After Burkina Faso’s 2014 popular uprising, the young poet Bikontine decides to go meet his fellow citizens along the country’s only rail line. From South to North, through cities and villages, he learns about their dreams and disappointments, confronting his poetry with the realities of a rapidly shifting society. His journey ultimately reveals the enduring political legacy of one of Burkina Faso’s storied former presidents, Thomas Sankara.


Year: 2019

Runtime: 109 min

Rating: (G)

Genre: African, Road Trip, History

Language: French, Moré, Dioula

Subtitles: French, English, Spanish

Country: Burkina Faso


Director(s): Lucie Viver

Producer(s): Eugénie Michel-Villette

Cast: Bikontine

Contact(s): Lucie Viver

Lucie Viver

Lucie Viver is an assistant director and writer, known for “Sankara n’est pas mort” (2018), “Histoire de Judas” (2015) and “C’est la crise” (2013).


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