In German and French (with translation)

Theater im Bauturm

24.06.2019  19:00 h  TICKETS

Admission 5€

Duration 1 h 30 m 

ART AND REVOLUTION : The Revolution devours its children !

Film & discussion

Panellists Jan-Christoph Gockel, Julia Gräfner, Jennifer Weiss, Eike Zuleeg, Amsa Sankara

Following the idea "Put the people from the theatre on the street" from the famous revolutionary drama Danton's Death by Georg Büchner, the Graz Schauspielhaus has set out on the traces of the 2014 revolution in Burkina Faso. In contrast to the bloody failure of European manipulators, as shown in Büchner's play, a political utopia was realized in the streets of Burkina Faso. The Burkinabe popular uprising is regarded as a shining example of civic commitment and democratic awakening. Director Jan-Christoph Gockel witnessed this on location in 2014 and reenacted it four years later in the style of a fake documentary with actors, Burkinabe activists and artists. The film is in post-production and is scheduled for release at the beginning of 2020. With a few excerpts, the screening gives an insight into the cinematic work of the crossover project. In cooperation with Schauspielhaus Graz and Theater im Bauturm Köln.


FILM-CAST Director Jan-Christoph Gockel Camera/Editing Eike Zuleeg Sound Halassane Sanfo Set Julia Kurzweg Puppetry Michael Pietsch Puppetry in Burkina Faso Daniel Kaboré, Moussa Kouyaté Dramaturgy/Production Management Jennifer Weiss Co-Production Management and Tour Management Gerhardt Haag (africologneFESTIVAL)


With Julia Gräfner, Florian Köhler, Laurenz Leky, Raphael Muff, Michael Pietsch Evamaria Salcher, Komi Mizrajim Togbonou Interview partners Serge Bambara (alias Smockey), Boukari Kaboré, Aino Laberenz, Amsa Sankara, Blandine Sankara, Odile Sankara, Felwine Sarr, Maria Goretti Zongo, Robert Zongo


Production Schauspielhaus Graz, Iris Laufenberg