entre 2 rives: de saint-domingue à pointe-à-pitre (between 2 shores: from santo domingo to pointe-à-pitre)

entre 2 rives: de saint-domingue à pointe-à-pitre (between 2 shores:    from santo domingo to pointe-à-pitre)

A chronicle of the struggle of two Dominican women, who left everything behind, including their own children, to move to Guadeloupe in hope of a better life. More than ten years later, they still fight every day to bring their children across to their new home. Two women, two shores, one dream.

Title:

entre 2 rives: de saint-domingue à pointe-à-pitre (between 2 shores: from santo domingo to pointe-à-pitre)

Director(s):

Mariette Monpierre

Year of Release:

2016

Region:

Guadeloupe

Language:

French, with English Subtitles

Type / Genre:

Documentary Short

Runtime:

53 minutes

Rating:

All Ages

Showtimes:

  • Fri 22 Sept, 5.00pm, UWI Film Programme
  • Sat 23 Sept, 1.00pm, MovieTowne POS Screen 7

T+T Premiere


About the Director(s):

Mariette Monpierre

Mariette Monpierre

Mariette Monpierre was born in Guadeloupe, but grew up in Paris, where she became fascinated with film. With a BA in television and media from l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne and a master’s degree in American Studies from Smith College in Massachusetts, her portfolio includes advertising, podcasts, music videos, documentaries and narrative films. Her feature film Elza (Le Bonheur d’Elza) was the New York Times Critics’ Pick and won several awards, including Best First Time Feature Director at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles; the Paul Robeson Award for Best Film of the Diaspora at FESPACO 2013; and Best Narrative Feature at the Roxbury Film Festival and the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival.

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