Thomas Sankara
The Upright Man
Part of the Series: Globalization

Show More

Comments (3)

Anonymous picture
Michael

I think I was a bit swept up by something like the romanticism of Sankara., Whenever I travel in West Africa I see his picture in so many places. The film catches some of that.

Anonymous picture
Michael

Incredible just how patronising that Mitterand was. France was just full of paternalism.

Anonymous picture
kylie

Remarkable leader.

Related videos

Nelson Mandela - The Freedom Fighter
Nelson Mandela is one of the most influential men in the world. Born into the Thembu royal family, he committed his life to the advancement of black people in South Africa. Mandela stood firmly as a public leader of the anti apartheid movement. In 1962, he was arrested and convicted…
Tableau Ferraille
The story of an idealistic young politician's rise and fall in a small town, TABLEAU FERRAILLE ("scrap heap") paints a picture of a corrupt post-colonial elite. TABLEAU FERRAILLE offers an intimate view of how modernization, at least as practiced in today's Africa, corrodes traditional communities and retards grassroots development. Like…
Nelson Mandela - Prisoner to President
This is the story of the life of the pre-eminent figures of the twentieth century, Nelson Mandela, up until his release after 27 years of prison. It takes us from boyhood with roots firmly embedded in the soil of Africa, through his political training with the African National Congress into…
RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope
Featuring never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, filmmakers Larry Shore and Tami Gold tell the little-known story of Senator Robert Kennedy's influential June 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid. The film is a unique portrait of Senator…
Lumumba: Death of a Prophet - The Life and Legacy of an African Politician
This documentary offers a unique opportunity to reconsider the life and legacy of one of the legendary figures of modern African history. Like Malcolm X, Patrice Lumumba is remembered less for his lasting achievements than as an enduring symbol of the struggle for self-determination. This deeply personal reflection by acclaimed…
Spirit of Cape Verde - The First President of Cape Verde After Independence Visits New England
This documentary reportage chronicles the first state visit to the United States in 1983 by Aristides Pereira, Cape Verde's first president after independence. Highlights include an overview of the Cape Verdean communities in the Fox Point section of Providence and Pawtucket, Rhode Island and President Pereira's visit to New Bedford,…
Nelson Mandela: One Man
Nelson Mandela is a shining example of what one man can do to change the world. Born into an oppressive regime, he fought to overcome prejudice and hate to unify a nation. Nelson Mandela's dedication resulted in his inauguration as the first black President of South Africa; his award of…
War Don Don
In the heart of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, United Nations soldiers guard a heavily fortified building known as the "special court." Inside, Issa Sesay awaits his trial. Prosecutors say Sesay is a war criminal, guilty of heinous crimes against humanity. His defenders say he is a reluctant fighter…
21 UP South Africa - Mandela's Children
"Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man." The Jesuit maxim behind the landmark UP Series has now been taken to South Africa, where a group of children, first filmed in 1992 at the age of 7, are now 21. Rich and poor,…
A Perfect Candidate
Sometimes horrifying, often hilarious, A PERFECT CANDIDATE is a twisted journey into the underbelly of American politics. In 1994 former Marine Oliver North re-emerged from the Iran-Contra scandal to run for the U.S Senate. In the hotly contested race between North and incumbent Chuck Robb - who played Charlie Brown…
God Sleeps in Rwanda - Women Rebuilding Their Lives After the Rwandan Genocide
Uncovering amazing stories of hope in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, Academy Award-Nominee GOD SLEEPS IN RWANDA captures the spirit of five courageous women as they rebuild their lives, redefine women's roles in Rwandan society and bring hope to a wounded nation. The 1994 Rwandan Genocide left the country…
Senator Obama Goes to Africa
Part personal odyssey and part chronicle of diplomacy in action, this timely documentary follows Barack Obama as he travels to the land of his ancestry. From South Africa to Kenya to a Darfur refugee camp in Chad, Obama explores the vast continent that is gaining increasing importance in this age…