The upright man is Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. He came to power at the age of 34 in the uniform of an army captain, with a holster at his hip and a Marxist book in his hand. Tom Sank or Comrade Sankara decided to seriously clean up the country. He wants to put an end to the French government's post-colonial plans for "Françafrique"; he opposes the traditional chiefs who are confiscating the land and the laxity of disillusioned civil servants .… Haute Volta becomes Burkina Faso, The land of upright men. With his direct speech coloured by ironic humour, his dash and his altruism, Captain Sankara would try to get the entire population to support his revolutionary ideas. But his attitudes also made him a growing number of enemies and, little by little, he found himself increasingly isolated and was finally assassinated under circumstances that are not yet clear. Through film records, testimony of family, friends, employees and contemporary African statesmen, this film draws a portrait of the African Che.