Écoutez Le Battement de Nos Images (Listen to the Beat of Our Images)

60 years ago, the French government decided to establish its space center in Kourou, French Guiana. 600 Guianese people were expropriated to allow France to realise its dream of space conquest. Combining field investigation and archival video-editing processes, “Listen to the Beat of Our Images” gives a voice to an invisibilized and silenced population.


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Écoutez Le Battement de Nos Images (Listen to the Beat of Our Images) (2021)

Short (15mins) Documentary


French Guiana




Maxime Jean-Baptiste | Audrey Jean-Baptiste


Thu 23 Sep 2021, ALL DAY *,

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Maxime Jean-Baptiste

Maxime Jean-Baptiste

Maxime Jean-Baptiste is a filmmaker based between Brussels and Paris. He was born and raised in the Guyanese and Antillean diaspora in France, to a French mother and a Guyanese father. His interest as an artist is to dig inside the complexity of Western colonial history by excavating surviving traumas from the past in the present. “Listen to the Beat of Our Images”, co-directed with his sister Audrey Jean-Baptiste, was selected for CPH:DOX, Hotdocs, and ISFF Clermont-Ferrrand among others.

Audrey Jean-Baptiste

Maxime Jean-Baptiste

Audrey Jean-Baptiste is a documentary and narrative filmmaker. She works between France and French Guiana. Her films address issues of race, gender and sexuality. Her first documentary, “Fabulous” (2019) screened in numerous international festivals including IDFA. Her film, “Goodbye Childhood” (2021), is currently in post-production.

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