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Aliker

Director: Guy Deslauriers
2009, Martinique
French, with English subtitles
Narrative feature/110 minutes

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A powerful drama based on the true story of André Aliker, who was the editor of a socialist newspaper in 1930s Martinique. Aliker (played by French hip-hop star, Stomy Bugsy) is determined to speak out against injustice and to champion the rights of working people. For his ideals and fearlessness, he gets on the wrong side of the most powerful in society. With a script by renowned Martinican novelist Patrick Chamoiseau.

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Martinican director Guy Deslauriers is best known in the English-speaking world for his 2000 movie Passage du milieu (Middle Passage) which aired on HBO and starred Djimon Honsou. He was assistant director for Euzhan Palcy’s La Rue Cases Nègres (1982), and has directed several dramatic films and documentaries, including the award-winning L’Exil du roi Béhanzin (1993).

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This film is presented in association with the European Film Festival and supported by the Alliance Francaise.

Wed 28 Sept 7.00pm*, Alliance Française, Alcazar Street, St Clair

Fri 30 Sept 4.30pm*, The Little Carib Theatre

Sat 1 Oct 3.30pm*, Centre for Language Learning, UWI


Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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