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LAND OF UPRIGHT PEOPLE

Directed by Christian Carmosino Mereu

 

Written by :Christian Carmosino Mereu

Produced by:
Christian Carmosino

Vito Zagarrio

Dipartimento Filosofia, Comunicazione e Spettacolo -

Università degli Studi Roma Tre

DocFest Productions
Indyca

With the support ofi:

Amnesty International Italia

Media Partner

Zalab

International distributor:
Deckert Distribution


Synopsis

The film recounts the quest for freedom of four Burkinabé citizens: a musician who led the revolution that began in October 2014 (reggae icon Sams'K Le Jah, who won an Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award), a candidate in the upcoming elections, a miner engaged in trade union struggles, and a mother with a poor and large family to care for. All united by the hope that their country may soon become authentically free and just: The “country of upright people,” as the revolutionary Thomas Sankara, whose memory is still very much alive in the population, called it.

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Premiered at
Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica di Venezia 2022
Giornate degli Autori - Notti Veneziane

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