THE UPRIGHT WOMAN
THE UPRIGHT WOMEN', DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE LEGACY OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN WEST AFRICA.
Shot in West Africa and Australia, the legacy and assassination of Thomas Sankara define a moving portrait of West African women in the past and present.
Three years in the making, the politically charged, feature documentary investigates today’s current sociopolitical climate and tackles the fight against gender imbalance in Burkina Faso, a forgotten land devastated by Western political intervention 30 years ago through the assassination of a leader who was at the forefront of gender equality.
The stunning Cinéma Vérité intertwines with the archival treasures and life biopic of Sankara while the majestic backdrop of present-day Burkina Faso is discovered through the homecoming journey of ‘Sylvie’, a young Burkinabe woman from the village of Banfora, who guides a poetic passage through the progressive cities and traditional rural communities of the Southern Sahara.
Director | Patrick Pearse
DP | Blake Myers
Link to documentary on Amazon: Here