DIE REVOLUTION FRISST IHRE KINDER!
2020, Burkina Faso/Austria
Julia Gräfner's group travels to Burkina Faso to perform Büchner's “Danton's Death” as a puppet theatre. When they arrive in Ouagadougou, the plan is dropped, and puppet maker Michael creates a puppet version of the revolutionary Thomas Sankara with the help of Burkinabé colleagues. Shortly afterwards, loud protests flare up in the streets. In his mockumentary-like film, Jan-Christoph Gockel succeeds in reappraising the history of Burkina Faso; it is a plea for cultural bridge-building and an accusatory satire on European art egos and neo-colonialism, which is a lot of fun.
Section: Audience Competition
Country: Burkina Faso/Austria
Director: Jan-Christoph Gockel
Language: deutsch-französisch-Moòré OmU
Running time: 73min
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