Marie Michael Library

Title

Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man

Length

52 min.

File No

753

Format

DVD

Description

The film recounts a history of Sankara's brief four-year rule and his revolutionary program for African self-reliance as an alternative to the neo-liberal development strategies imposed on Africa by the West, both then and today. Sankara rose to power in Burkina Faso in 1983. He launched the most ambitious program for social and economic change ever attempted on the African continent. He criticized foreign aid as a weapon of neo-colonialist interests and called for a united front of African nations to reject their foreign debt. During the current wave of globalization, Sankara's brief revolution offers an alternative for African development based on autonomy and local self-reliance.

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