NYAFF: Captain Thomas Sankara

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The 24th New York African Film Festival Presents:

Captain Thomas Sankara (N.Y. Premiere)

Christophe Cupelin, Switzerland, 2015, 90 min
Captain Thomas Sankara is a portrait comprised of material from the archives of Thomas Sankara, the president of Burkina Faso from 1983 until his assassination in 1987. Through the desire to liberate his country, he made a mark on both African and world history.

Q&A with film scholar Sally Shafto and Burkniabé artist, Lacina Coulibaly - Moderated by Malika Lee Whitney