Burkinabe Rising film screening, live music, and buffet

Nov 02 2019 18:00 - 23:00

Reading International Solidarity Centre, 35-39 London St, RG1 4PS Reading

Join us for a fantastic night of film, music and food and help raise money for innovative projects for children and adults with disabilities in Burkina Faso.

LAFI Burkina and former Tigoung Nonma volunteers have joined forces to host a screening of Burkinabe Rising, a film about political resistance in Burkina Faso during Reading's International Festival. In addition a buffet and live performance by amazing musicians and volunteers Gareth Stapleton and Richard Marsland is included in the ticket price.

'BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso'- directed by Iara Lee (Cultures of Resistance Films). A small landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists, musicians, engaged citizens who carry on the revolutionary spirit of Thomas Sankara, killed in a coup d'état led by his best friend and advisor Blaise Compaoré, who then ruled the country as an autocrat for 27 years, til a massive popular insurrection led to his removal. Today, the spirit of resistance and political change is mightier than ever and it permeates every aspect of the Burkinabe life. It is an inspiration, not only to Africa, but to the rest of the world.'

All profits from this event will be divided between LAFI Burkina projects and the 'Build a Workshop Project' for the disabled artisan's cooperative Tigoung Nonma.

LAFI Burkina is a UK based charity created by volunteers who spent time working with disabled people's organisations in Burkina Faso. We seek to strengthen the capacities of our partners in Burkina Faso to promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities to live in a fully inclusive society. For further info on our work please visit http://www.lafiburkina.org/

Ticket price includes film screening, live music and buffet. Drinks will be available to purchase at the bar for the duration of the evening.

Film duration: 72 mins