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Revolution with Bare Hands
Revolution with Bare Hands

Revolution with Bare Hands - The trajectory of a people. Burkina Faso

“Revolution with bare hands. The trajectory of a people. Burkina Faso” is a filmic document of remembrance of the popular insurrection in Burkina Faso on 30th and 31st of October 2014 against the dictatorial regime of Blaise Compaoré. The film approaches protagonists of the revolution and visits emblematic symbolic places. It asks about reasons and motivations based in the living conditions of the population as well as in memories of foregone struggles during previous decades.

The stories of persons involved tell about women, men, youth who rose up without weapons to say no to a dictatorial and militarised regime, convinced that a determined population is able to win against any superior power. Moreover, the film asks about hopes and expectations of various protagonists of the insurrection for a future society: a dictatorial regime has been overthrown, but which kinds of political and social change are yet to be achieved? 

Not least, “Revolution with bare hands. The trajectory of a people. Burkina Faso” wants to share experiences that have been made in Burkina Faso with those who, in Africa as well as in other parts of the world, are struggling for real democratic change and justice.

Production Details

Directors: Moussa Ouédraogo, Hans-Georg Eberl
Script: Nouroudine Salouka, Moussa Ouédraogo, Hans-Georg Eberl
Protagonists: Safianatou Lopez-Zongo, Zeinabou Compaoré, Vivianne Nikiéma, Saran Séré Sérémé, Serge Bambara aka Smockey, Karim Sama aka Sams'k le Jah, Yssoufou Niamba aka la Fouine, Hervé Moyenga, Aziz Sana, Moussa Ouédraogo, Arouna Natambo, Justine Bationo, André Tibiri, Tapsoba Mariétou, Seidou Traoré, Siacka Coulibaly, Fatoumatou Sourabier, Capitaine Thomas Sankara, Chryzotone Zoungmoré, Halidou Ouédraogo, Maître Bénéwende Sankara
Length: 70 Min.
Production: 2016, Burkina Faso / Austria
Project partners: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation / Regional office West Africa; GRADES; Afrique-Europe Interact; Women for Housing Rights; Organisation Démocratique de la Jeunesse (ODJ); Balai Citoyen; Africavenir u.a.
Production team: Moussa Ouédraogo, Hans-Georg Eberl, Abdoulaye Soré, Bernard Ngassa, Mohammad Numan, Aylin Basaran, Nouroudine Salouka, Simon Badénie, Assami Ouédraogo, Oumar Coulibaly, Laurent Ouédraogo/ODJ, Rokia Batango, Stéphane Sawadogo, Yabré Zoungrana, Zeinabou Compaoré, Dominique Zoungrana

Distribution Details

Available: Worldwide
Contact: verleih(at)africavenir.org 
Format: MP4 HD; Bluray
Languages: French / Morée
Subtitles available: German, French, English
Poster/Pictures/Press Kit: Can be sent digitally

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