Guinea was the first French-speaking country to gain independence in 1958 … and it is only natural with this country that the cycle of performances “Indépendances Cha Cha” begins within the framework of the Africolor festival.
The health crisis demands, the show “Sékou Touré, the president who said no” takes place this Tuesday 17 November at 21 live (and free) on the site and social networks on Africolor.com.
In 1958, Guinea said no to the referendum on French-African society. Sékou Touré refuses what he considers to be a form of “blackmail”, according to Vladimir Cagnolari, author and director of the Africolor show.
“It was this De Gaulle game that said that whether a country said no or yes to independence, France drew all the consequences. In addition, we have seen it. We, Guinea, upset de Gaulle so much that he practiced the total crime of the bridges with Guinea, which was not at all the intention of Sékou Touré when he said no.
“We prefer poverty in freedom to wealth in slavery.” [Sékou Touré]
Sékou Touré creates an image of a pan-Africanist, but falls into paranoia until the massacres of opponents in the ominous Boiro camp in Conakry. Here’s how actor Emil Abossolo approaches the character:
“My biggest concern is a total lack of judgment. I want to try to highlight the character and try to understand, without judging him, but to understand as much as possible all aspects and all complexity. ”
Sékou Touré, the president who said no, an accessible history lesson at human height.