This year’s Guadeloupe International Film Festival will run from Jan 23 to Feb 12. With this year’s theme, “Cinema and Jazz, Louisiana,” the festival organizers are highlighting the cultural heritage that Guadeloupe shares with Louisiana. In addition to the regional films being showcased at the festival, several Jazz and other films about Louisiana, will be featured.
About the Guadeloupe International Film Festival – Initiated in 1992 by two inspired women from Guadeloupe, the regional and international Film Festival of Guadeloupe HAS Became, year Effective year, a major cultural event Whose reputation has-been spreading all over the Caribbean. The Festival intends to Promote the work of young film-makers, to broadcast films and art to be a friendly meeting-place Where everyone can exchange ideas and impressions thanks to an international film and TV market (MIFTC) .
As with last year’s post, we’re using “Google Translate” to provide information on this festival, since all of the information is provided in French. So, please bear with us.
Portrait of Gaston Monnerville the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his death. Who remembers today Monnerville Gaston, who was once the second character of the state? He served from 1947 to 1968, the chair of President of the Council of the Republic and the Senate. Lawyer, politician and durable, it is the initiator of the removal of the Cayenne penal colony and the entrance of Guiana, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Reunion in the bosom of the French departments. Twenty years after his death, future generations will they still remember Gaston Monnerville, descendant of slaves, born in Guyana in 1897, and elected the Republic?
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This is more than fifty Frantz Fanon years has disappeared. Forgotten or ignored in France, yet it is recognized worldwide as one of the greatest anti-colonial activists of the twentieth century. Resistant metropolitan alongside the German occupation, Frantz Fanon is logically found in the camp during the Algerian war of independence. But the author of The Wretched of the Earth and Black Skin and White Masks, died suddenly at the age of 36, was also a renowned psychiatrist who developed a penetrating reflection on personality disorders in middle colonized. In the light of unedited images and testimonies of his family, this documentary traces the short but bright revolutionary path that doctor.
There are in Fort-de-France, a few hectares formerly devoted to cane and rum, a housing project where women are the majority. This film explores this territory to the portrait of its inhabitants, it will shed light on the Caribbean family structure from yesterday to today. Women, it says here that they are post middle age society. The image is doubly symbolic, which gives women the vital role of a structural member without which the house would collapse, but in doing so, the trap and locked in this role and in this place. Can we just cut this one? This film will not be satisfied. Through the experiences and aspirations of women of all ages, we will look for other images, other possibilities. We seek to know what aspiring young girls and women of the city, in the light of what their mothers, grandmothers or great-grandmothers had to live and dream.
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Destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 2010, the cathedral of Port-au-Prince was one of the most beautiful and symbolic edifices in all of Haiti. Amidst its post-apocalyptic-like ruins children play, foreign missionaries pray for lost souls, and men and women roam almost aimlessly. Part historical meditation, part political invective, this is a captivating documentary which uses the reconstruction effort as a metaphor for the rebuilding of the Haitian self. This film was also a winner of the Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival.
“The Moon up” a documentary on the life of Moune Rival, the famous singer whose voice Guadeloupe and pen have traveled throughout Francophone Africa from the colonial era to recently. Director Barcha Bauer once will not hurt, crosses his camera experience Lisette Malidor a 52-minute documentary on the course which, in the late thirties is illustrated in large scenes French. Born January 7, 1918 in Bordeaux, Cécile Jean-Louis Baghio’o Moune de Rivel was called Guadeloupe. Moune All facets of Rivel … Suffering from a disease of the mind, she stayed for a few years in a Paris hospital. It was by far the one who popularized Caribbean music in both shows, but also on the waves of the French Broadcasting Authority. Even the United States, she played Cafe Society, the only place where blacks and whites could meet and party. Moreover, it was the main presenter of music in the Caribbean Bingo newspaper founded by Benin Paulin Joachim. The episode filming in Martinique is intended to evoke the friendship between Loulou Boislaville and singer. They were friends on the basis of their love for the music of Guadeloupe and Martinique. “Whenever Moune was in Martinique, she wanted to visit my husband,” reflects Boislaville Simone, aged 90. The documentary is a co-production of the lantern, and France Ô Regional Councils of Guadeloupe and Martinique. It will be released in March as part of the International Day of Women. This is an opportunity to show all facets of Moune de Rivel: women politically engaged for African independence, its strong ties with Albert Camus and his defense of the Creole language.
The film traces the life of Herby Widmaїer, a pioneer of Jazz music in Haiti also one of the pioneers of broadcasting in Haiti, founder of Radio Métropole. Throughout the history of Herby told in the film, we find that popular music and urban dance in Haiti, its relations with Latin music and jazz. He saw the compass born in Haiti and recorded the pioneers of Haitian music. He has worked with artists such as Nemours Jean Baptiste and Webert Sicot, Jazz groups like youth and Tropicana Haiti.
“Herby is a man who has raised the Haitian music, this is a great character but was backstage. Making him this tribute, I also pay tribute to all the other musicians and Haitian music, “said Arnold Antonin know, the director of this film an hour and thirty minutes. “I had not yet seen the film, but I think Arnold has retraced my life, I congratulate him. The only thing is that it has shown that women have a greater place in my heart that music, but both have the same values in my life, “said Herby Widmaїer who took part in this before first.
Baby Needs Milk
St. Maarten, 2012
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Yves, bordered by BUMIDOM, left the meeting during his youth to work in France. Thirty years later, his son David decides to go live at the Meeting malgrès future plans his father has for him. Affected by this departure, Yves will gradually question his life, his work, as well as its values and will reveal the truth about his past. The Office for the Development of migration in the overseas departments, or Bumidom, was a French public body responsible for supporting the emigration of inhabitants departments overseas to France. A tool of assimilation colonial policy implemented by France in the colonies during the 19th and 20th century.
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When a body becomes a prison, not easy to break free of the same word – the course. Theo will be difficult, until his last breath. Step by step, he learned to everyday life in this body ten times too big, ten times too big. Under the gaze cruel and contemptuous of the ordinary or “common” Theo had skinned heart. suffering deaf but real. This loving heart who sought all his life soulmate …
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Intrigue and Passions: A Isced Chanzy
On the outskirts of Pointe-à-Pitre, the days of August to the city Chanzy are punctuated by children’s games, walks on corridors, and of course … the inevitable telenovelas.
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The ZOUK, music and dance which fascinate many Caribbean, is now part of our culture. And closer to meeting partners on the dance floor can be a prelude to love. Perhaps that our codes zouk are the mirror of our relationships.
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Mr. and Mrs. Airflow
Rosette and Emile, a retired couple aged 18 and 19 reversed us to share a piece of their lives through their history, their activities and their love.
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Chamber of Sarah
Peter and Sarah met a few years ago. She was troubled, however, something had bothered …
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Where the Sun Sets
Trinidad & Tobago, 2012
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Winner: Best Film, Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2011
Winner: Audience Award, Bermuda International Film Festival 2011
In Kingston, Jamaica, in the late 1970s, the two main political parties, the People’s National Party and the Jamaica Labour Party enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies and advance their political agenda. Young Ricky is a single father and a community leader whose gang is aligned to one party. One day he meets Kemala, who belongs to a community controlled by the other party: enemy territory, and the two instantly connect. Kemala encourages Ricky to adopt a more passive approach as Ricky tries to navigate his way through the constant social upheaval that seems ubiquitous in his community. Will their love triumph, or will bigger forces win the day? Based on true events.
This film made our list mostly because of its great success in the film festival circuit, getting best film recognition in most of the festivals it entered. And now we’ve learned the film has been picked up for distribution by Array, an indie film company started by AAFRM.
Corrie the Lord
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