LAND OF UPRIGHT PEOPLE
Directed by Christian Carmosino Mereu
Written by :Christian Carmosino Mereu
Dipartimento Filosofia, Comunicazione e Spettacolo -
Università degli Studi Roma Tre
With the support ofi:
Amnesty International Italia
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.