Le Naufrage Negro-Liberal

Bakary Sanon. 2006. Burkina Faso. vo French. s Spanish. 20’

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Those in power, who see any original idea as a potential seed of disruption and subversion, do not encourage the discussion of ideas or the return to our own values in order to arrive at more humane forms of development.

As I made this film, I realised the extent to which Africans ignore their intellectuals. For some time now, they've been warning us about the options being imposed from outside, whether it be international banking, the IMF or even the former colonial powers. It's as though Africa lacked all trust in its intellectuals. Dr. Bado is a typical example of this contempt and lack of understanding. Those in power, who see any original idea as a possible seed of disruption and subversion, don't do anything to encourage discussion of ideas. My intention was to record Dr Bado's ideas so that future generations with greater awareness can take into account the neeed for a return to our own values in order to arrive at more human forms of development.