Second part of the documentary. Aziz S. Fall is invited by the Rosa Luxemburg fondation and Afric'Aavenir.On the occasion of the publication of ”Redécouvrir Sankara – Martyre de la liberté” Fall hold a lecture and a one-day workshop on Thomas Sankaras life and legacy and the importance of the struggle against impunity in Berlin: “Sankara – pan-African visionary in the struggle against neo-colonialism and imperialism” (the dialogue forum will take place in English!). Aziz Salmone Fall, leader of the international campaign for Justice for Thomas Sankara (the judicial reappraisal of the murder of Sankara), has not only went into details about Sankara's life, visions and successes but also interpreted Sankara in the context of his time. In which national and international context did he take power in Burkina Faso in 1983? What were his most important national and international arrangements in the struggle against neo-colonialism, imperialism and the indebtedness of African countries? Even less known than his national official acts are his internationalist engagement within the framework of the Non-Aligned Movement as well as the Trikont, his clear position to Palestine and to the Apartheid regime of South Africa and also his support of the Latin American liberation movement. Finally the dialogue forum dealt with the question of how topical Sankara's ideas and visions still are today – 25 years after his assassination. What significance does he have for the pan-African thinking of the youth on the continent and in the diaspora? What can progressive powers learn from Sankara's “geopolitical disobedience” about the insidious re-colonisation and destabilisation of the continent?
Book presentation and dialogue forum with Aziz Fall: Sankara – pan-African visionary in the struggle against neo-colonialism and imperialism, Thursday 1 November 2012, 7pm, GLS Language School
Some reports of the event include