DocLab-non-DocLab #1

DocLab-non-DocLab #1

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Fri 18 Jan 2019, 6.30 – 9.30 pm
DOCLAB
No. 11, sub-lane 12, lane 378 Thuỵ Khuê, Hanoi

From DOCLAB:

Doclab would like to introduce Doclab-non-Doclab, a new programme aiming to discover all kinds of films from filmmakers everywhere. The two first films we would like to show you are:

1. ‘BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso’- directed by Iara Lee (Cultures of Resistance Films)
A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, killed in a coup d’état led by his best friend and advisor Blaise Compaoré, who then ruled the country as an autocrat for 27 years, til a massive popular insurrection led to his removal. Today, the spirit of resistance and political change is mightier than ever and it permeates every aspect of the Burkinabe life. It is an inspiration, not only to Africa, but to the rest of the world.

2. Burkinabè Bounty, a documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, chronicles agricultural resistance and the fight for food sovereignty in Burkina Faso—a small, landlocked country in West Africa. Showcasing activist farmers, students, artists, and leaders in the local Slow Food movement, the film looks at how the Burkinabè people are reclaiming their land and defending their traditions against the encroachment of corporate agriculture. From women gaining economic independence by selling “dolo” beer, to youth marching in the streets against companies like Monsanto, to hip-hop musicians reviving the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, Burkinabè Bounty shows the creative tactics people are using to take back control of their food, seeds, and future.

Free entry

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DOCLAB
No. 11, sub-lane 12, lane 378 Thuỵ Khuê, Hanoi

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