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The life, legacy & assassination of an African revolutionary - Lisa Janae Bacon


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In 1972, Thomas Sankara was swept into the revolution seeking to wrest control of Madagascar from France’s lingering colonial rule. The protests inspired the West African native to read works by socialist leaders and seek wisdom from military strategy. Leaving Madagascar in 1973, he was determined to free his country from its colonial legacy. Lisa Bacon details the life of the revolutionary icon.

Thomas Sankara had radical policies and was ahead of his time. What do you think would happen if Burkina Faso attempted to enact some of Sankara’s policies today? Think locally and globally.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Lisa Bacon
  • Director Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Storyboard Artist Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Animator Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Art Director Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Music Work Play Work, Cem Misirlioglu
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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