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"Homeland or death we will win!"
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar inspires the unforgettable epic story of African hero Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987.
Sankara brought an unprecedented change in the mentality of his country, refused foreign aid (under the slogan "he who feeds you, controls you"), nationalised all land and mineral wealth, promoted work for everyone to reach food self-sufficiency and build the first railway.
He was also the first African leader to favour women's rights and to appoint them as key Ministers.
He started an ambitious plan to fight desertification by planting thousands of trees, promoted mass vaccination, and overtly denounced the dark mechanisms behind Africa's odious debt (namely World Bank and IMF) which are the cause of today's World crisis, despite the silence of mainstream media about it.
Fully aware of his tragic destiny, and just days before his assassination, Thomas Sankara pronounced the famous words "while revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you can't kill ideas".
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London NW8 8EH
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Ike Chuks - Thomas Sankara
Chris Machari - Blaise Compaore
Shereener Browne - Mariam Sankara / Felix Boigny
Cherice McKenzie Cook - Chantal Compaore
Yinka Ayoni - Henri Zongo
Clovis Kasanda - Jean Lingani / Charles Taylor
Rufus Graham - Francois Mitterrand
Author: Ricky Dujany
Composer: Levi Roots
Director: Ricky Dujany
Set designer: Salomé Bazin
Choreography: Coco Regina
Lighting: Salomé Bazin
Sound: Ricky Dujany
Production: Kernel Live Ltd