27 October 2017, 10:00 to 21:00

Centre des arts, La Grande Boissière

Thomas Sankara (1949-1987) was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, whose charisma, ambitious social and economic programmes, struggle against corruption and French colonial power, gained him widespread popular support. He was overthrown and assassinated in a coup d'état on 15 October 1987. 

Thirty years later, he continues to be referred to as "Africa's Che Guevara".

On the 30th anniversary of his death, the bilingual African literary group Traces metisses is organising a tribute to Thomas Sankara.
From 10:00: Exhibition of photos and artwork dedicated to the memory of Thomas Sankara, sale-autograph session of books, music, refreshments (FOYER)
15:00: Screening of the film L’homme intègre, in presence of the director (AUDITORIUM)
16h:00: Introduction of the speakers (AUDITORIUM)
16:30: Welcome remarks by Mariam Sankara (AUDITORIUM)
17:00–19:30: Conference-debate about Sankara's life : (AUDITORIUM)
Part One
- Conference-debate: 30 years of struggle, 30 years of resistance, we claim justice for Sankara, by the Réseau Justice pour Sankara, Justice pour l’Afrique, Me Aziz Fall, Bruno Jaffré
Part Two
- Commemoration of Thomas Sankara by Pr. Ziegler, Blandine Sankara
- Sankarism and Panafricanism, Smokey, Samsk du Balai citoyen and representatives of the Burkinabé diaspora living in the USA
19:30: Break
20:15: Concert, Kara Sylla Ka, Adama Dicko, Ismo Vitalo, Saïd. (THEATRE)
21:45: Conclusion of the ceremony