DIRECTOR

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Christophe Cupelin. Born in Geneva in 1966. Swiss. Graduates from the Ecole Supérieure d'Art Visuel of Geneva in 1993, cinema and video option. Person in charge for the Spoutnik Cinéma in Geneva from 1991 to 1994, programmer till 1998. Co-founder of Laïka Films in 1993. Has been travelling to Burkina Faso and Africa since 1985.




Capitaine Thomas Sankara, documentaire, 90 minutes, Suisse, 2014
Captain Thomas Sankara
2012-2014, documentary, 90'
Archives of the revolution in Burkina Faso, «Land of Upright People»

Public Prize 23e Festival Black Movie, Geneva, Switzerland, January 2013
Public Prize 16e Festival Lumières d'Afrique, Besançon, France, Nov. 2016




Kononga, Christophe Cupelin, 2006, Best Short Lenght Documentary, Docudays, Lebanon
Kononga "We're going to stop here and eat something"
2006, documentary, 29'
A lost village of Burkina Faso recounted by its inhabitants in voice-over.
Best Short Lenght Documentary
8th DocuDays, Beirut, Lebanon, November 2006




Y'a Personne, Christophe Cupelin, 2002, Burkina Faso, 12 minutes
Y'a Personne ? (Anybody here ?)
2002, documentary, 12'
Boureima Diallo, a young Burkinabé academic victim of polyomelitis in his childhood, takes part in a clowns workshop in Ouagadougou and delivers his message of justice.




Dondoli Studio, Jo Sangaré, Genève, 1997, 29  minutes, co-direction Philippe Ciompi
Dondoli Studio
1997, documentary, 27', co-direction Philippe Ciompi
Jo Sangaré, Burkinabé guitarist, lives and works in his temporary sound studio
in a Geneva squat.


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SCREENINGS
2018 :
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Cinéma Le Kosmos
Fontenay-sous-Bois • France
Lundi 15 janvier 2018 • 20h30

Rencontre avec Elisée Coulibaly, Président de la société des Africanistes et Bruno Jaffré, historien de la révolution burkinabè et biographe de Thomas Sankara
Projection du film Capitaine Thomas Sankara  Cinéma Le Kosmos Fontenay-sous-Bois, France  Lundi 15 janvier 2018 • 20h30
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Atesib • African FILM Festival
Tel Aviv • Israel
Vendredi 19 janvier 2018 • 13h

Projection du film Capitaine Thomas Sankara  Cinéma Le Kosmos Fontenay-sous-Bois, France  Lundi 15 janvier 2018 • 20h30
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26th Pan African Film Festival, PAFF
Los Angeles, California, USA February 8 - 19, 2018
at the all-digital Cinemark Theaters BHC 15
Captain Thomas Sankara'  has been selected for screening in the 26th Pan African Film Festival, PAFF Los Angeles, California, USA February 8-19, 2018 at the all-digital Cinemark Theaters BHC 15
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WATCH
CAPITAINE THOMAS SANKARA ONLINE / VOD IN SWITZERLAND ONLY
WATCH CAPITAINE THOMAS SANKARA ONLINE / VOD IN SWITZERLAND ONLY

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THOMAS SANKARA & NEWS :

Capitaine Thomas Sankara, inauguration, décembre 2017,Bokin, Burkina Faso
"Thomas Sankara", Monument inauguré le
14 octobre 2017 à Tema-Bokin, Burkina Faso

photo © christophe cupelin
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Thomas Sankara : Man of Integrity
afrika-news.com, Ynug Anabel, April 26, 2017
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Burkina Faso Begins Exhumation Of Thomas Sankara's Grave Nearly 30 Years After His Death
tbtimes.com, Aditya Tejas, May 26 2015
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Thomas Sankara remains: Burkina Faso begins exhumation
bbc.com, 25 May 2015

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"We want the truth!" Burkina Faso exhumes graves marked for ex-leader Sankara, his followers
usnews.com, BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGO, Associated Press May 25, 2015

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Burkina Faso opens graves to answer questions about Thomas Sankara
theguardian.com, Associated Press, 25 May 2015

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"Burkina Faso's revolutionary hero Thomas Sankara to be exhumed"
theguardian, 6 March 2015

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"Citizens' Revolt in Burkina Faso"
african-futures, Ernest Harsch, December 9, 2014

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"Burkina Faso profile"
BBC.com, 2 November 2014

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"Power struggle in Burkina Faso after Blaise Compaoré resigns as president"
The Guardian, David Smith, 1 November 2014

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Burying Africa's hopes: remembering Thomas Sankara, the revolution and how Blaise Compaoré stole it all
Joan Baxter, November 1, 2014

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"Burkina army imposes interim government after crowd burns parliament"
Reuters.com, Mathieu Bonkoungou & Joe Penney, 30 October 2014

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"Burkina Faso: A Thousand Sankaras Come of Age"
thinkafricapress.com, Brian Peterson, 15 August 2014

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"Thomas Sankara"
Britannica.com, Carina Ray, 12 December 2013

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"Thomas Sankara And The Assassination of Africa's Memory"
saharareporters.com, Chika Ezeanya, 15 October 2013

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"Who killed Thomas Sankara?"
africasacountry.com, Shamira Muhammad, 14 March 2013

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"25 Years On: The Mixed Legacy of Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara, Socialist Soldier"
thinkafricapress.com, Peter Dörrie, 15 October 2012

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"Sankara's Tomb Vandalised In Burkina Faso Capital"
AFP, 29 July 2011

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