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2015 FEMI International Film Festival of Guadeloupe

The twenty-first edition of the Regional and International Festival of Guadeloupe Cinema, will be held this year from March 13 to 21, 2015, in Guadeloupe.

The Festival program will consist of the following sections: Cinéma des Antilles-Guyane and the Caribbean, and International Films – a panorama of international productions, films awarded at major international festivals.  This year, the spotlight will be on the cinema of Chile.  

Two special programs will also be a part of this year’s programming, FEMI Youth: Education in the Image, and FEMI in Walls.  The “FEMI Youth” program, offers young people the opportunity to discover diversity in ininternational film culture and acquire image analysis skills in a unique setting. It allows students from kindergarten to university, to bathe in the atmosphere of an international festival, and meet industry professionals.  The FEMI in Walls program was designed to introduce the culture, particularly film culture, to prisoners, and to participate in the restructuring and rehabilitation of prisoners.  A selection of films is projected into the enclosure between the two prisons, Baie-Mahault and Basse-Terre. A competition of short films is organized within these structures and leads to the award of a trophy “Femi in the walls.”

Now, let’s take a look at the Caribbean films participating at this year’s Festival:

art connectART CONNECT
by Miguel Galofre
Documentary Feature , 2014
Trinidad and Tobago 

ART CONNECT perfectly illustrates the effect of the creative intervention in the lives of a group of young sensitive children of ​​Laventille. The film shows the profound impact of the painting, poetry, music, dance of children who were given cameras so they can film their experiences. Allowing the viewer to go in the privacy of their world, they reveal their hopes and fears, and there is a real transformation of their lives.

Watch the trailer here:

broken ceilingsBROKEN CEILINGS
by Yanillys Pérez
Narrative Short, 2014
Dominican Republic

In a small village in the Dominican Republic, Anna, a 12-year-old girl, is living a difficult childhood. Faced with an irresponsible mother, she must take care of her two younger sisters. Meanwhile she dreams of making her first communion, and of wearing an immaculate white dress.

human-traffikingHUMAN TRAFFICKING
by Luis Rosario Albert
Documentary Short, 2014
Puerto Rico

Human trafficking is the second most lucrative crime in the world. From the testimonies of victims, social investigators, volunteers and workers from various governmental and non-governmental organizations, the film introduces the topic of human commerce in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.Through education and prevention efforts, the viewer discovers solutions to fight against this evil, but it is still difficult for many to recognize.

cows wearing glassesCOWS WEARING GLASSES
by Alex Santiago Perez
Narrative Feature, 2014
Puerto Rico

As he begins to lose sight, an eccentric painter-artist and art teacher puts his life in question.

Watch the trailer here:

projet40PROJECT 40
by Nadia Charlery, Maharaki, Khris Burton, Teddy Albert Christian Foret, Ozier Olivier Lafontaine, and Patrice Le Namouric
Narrative Feature, 2014
France | Martinique

As part of the 40 years of the CMAC, 7 Martinique filmmakers offer us a collective film around a common theme … the number 40 7 Directors: 7 Short Films A unique experience!

ma-maman-dloMA MANMAN DLO
by Julien Silloray
Narrative Short, 2014
France | Guadeloupe

Rosental 8 years. In recent days, he lives alone with his father in Port-Louis, Guadeloupe. The boy is determined to find his missing mother and Kamo, the sorcerer of the municipality, tells him that she has turned into a lo Manman, the Caribbean sirens that attract fishermen in the bottom of the kingdoms seas …

Rosental 8 years. In recent days, he lives alone with his father in Port-Louis, Guadeloupe. The boy is determined to find his missing mother and Kamo, the sorcerer of the municipality, tells him that she has turned into a lo Manman, the Caribbean sirens that attract fishermen in the bottom of the kingdoms seas …

over-the-netOVER THE NET DREAM OR ILLUSION
by Mehdi Darlis
Documentary Feature, 2014
France | Guadeloupe

The three “blacks”, the same intention, the three were very good. Everyone dreamed of the Davis Cup.

panPAN, OUR MUSIC ODYSSEY
by Jerome Guiot
Documentary Feature, 2014
Trinidad & Tobago

During and shortly after World War II, while the developed nations tripaient wildly between the less privileged urban groups Trinidad & Tobago flew all types of metal containers to create a new musical instrument. Pan was born! Musical docudrama.

Watch the trailer here:

poetique-du-diversPOETIC OF VARIOUS
by Guillaume Robillard
Documentary Feature, 2014
France | Guadeloupe

Poet, philosopher and novelist Martinique Edouard Glissant generously feeds the Caribbean and Caribbean literatures of his thought for half a century until a considerable response internationally. Taiwan Venezuela, South Africa, the United States, concepts such as cultural creolization, Relationship as a way of meeting the differences, the All-World as a bulwark against globalization standardizes World enjoying considerable audience . Its imposing ½uvre Edouard Glissant made one of the great thinkers of cultural mixes worldwide.Its multiple nominations for the Nobel Prize in 1992 spent his proposals. This documentary is a “journey” in the landscapes of the thought of Edward SLIPPERY who addresses us heirs of the complicity of his “word”: Maryse CONDE writers, Ernest Pépin and Patrick CHAMOISEAU, journalist and essayist Edwy PLENEL, footballer Lilian THURAM, academics from Canada, New York, North Africa.

rose-et-fredROSE AND A SOLDIER
by Jean-Claude Barny
Narrative Feature, 2014
France | Martinique

Martinique in 1942. Rose, a young teacher, was revoked by the Vichy regime of Admiral Robert. But a German submarine landed a seriously wounded officer, Lieutenant von dem Borne, protected by the French authorities. Outraged, starved by the British blockade, she tries to leave with the dissidents, these young rebels who try risking their lives to flee by boat to the British Isles. Rose meeting at that time a sea captain, Captain Meyer, close to the admiral, who falls for her and saves her brother. Will their passion overcome obstacles that war and racial segregation put in their way? A strange confrontation between the German officer, Captain of the French Navy and the young woman then begins …

UN-CAILLOUX-et-des-hommesA PEBBLE AND MEN
by Veronique Kanor and Fabienne Kanor
Documentary Feature, 2014
France | Martinique

One day they came out of the right way to approach the crack; they smoked, they liked it, but the stone was stolen from them all.

Happy Festvialling!!

 

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