An African Revolution

On October 21, 2014, the président of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, announced plans to amend the constitution to allow him to stay in power for life. Consequently, civil society movements youth movements and political opposition parties opposed this decision by marches and meetings. In a daily chronology, this film retraces from an unique inside perspective, the actions of the last ten days of a 27-year old regime and the fall of the president.

  • Gideon Vink
    Director
  • Boubacar Sangaré
    Director
  • Abdoulaye Diallo
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Une révolution Africaine, les dix jours qui ont fait chuter Blaise Compaoré
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    History, Politics, Democracy, Africa
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 25, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Burkina Faso
  • Country of Filming:
    Burkina Faso
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital video (Full HD 1080i50)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Ciné Droit Libre
    Ouagadougou
    Burkina Faso
    June 30, 2015
    World Premiere
  • FIFDH
    Geneva
    Switzerland
    March 10, 2016
    Swiss premiere
    OCMT competition
  • Vues d'Afrique
    Montreal
    Canada
    April 8, 2016
    North American Premiere
    Official selection
Distribution Information
  • Association Semfilms
    Country: Burkina Faso
    Rights: All Rights
  • Generation Films
    Country: Burkina Faso
    Rights: Theatrical, Video / Disc
Director Biography - Gideon Vink, Boubacar Sangaré

Gideon Vink has a Master's degree in Audiovisual Arts (television / documentary ). After working for Dutch and Flemish public television, he moved to Burkina Faso, where he has lived since 2002 and works as a documentary filmmaker and human rights activist. Gideon Vink was one of the founding members of the Semfilms association that promotes human righst through cinema in West Africa and currently holds the post of artistic director. In this role, he coordinates the various current film productions .

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