Elza


Narrative


Showtime:
Thursday, August 7  10:10pm

A young Parisian woman of Caribbean descent returns to her native island of Guadeloupe looking for the father she has never known. In addition to examining an abandoned  child’s need for validation of her father, this visually beautiful tale confronts the issue of “colorism” in Guadeloupe (and in most colonized societies), where internal race prejudices often hinge on light skin versus dark skin; “bad” hair versus “good” hair. Stunning visuals and an incredible soundtrack make this a beauty, not to be missed! Winner: Festival Programmers’ Award-Best Narrative and Special Jury Recognition-Feature Narrative, PAFF 2012;  Paul Robeson Prize for Best Film of the Diaspora-FESPACO 2013

Film Info

Runtime 80 minutes Country Guadeloupe/France
Directed by Mariette Monpierre Cinematographer Rémi Mazet
Screenplay by Mama Keïta
Mariette Monpierre
Editing by Virginie Danglades
Jerome Raim

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