Madame Baurès + La Plage d'Esméraldas

  • Mehdi Benallal
  • 2019
    • France
  • 17 min

A stroll through the present-day municipalities of Vincennes and Saint Mandé, once home to Madame Baurès, a woman and Communist. The filmmaker’s voice-over recounts the memory of the story that Ray­monde had entrusted to him. Her own fragmented story attempts to stitch itself onto a wider history: the history of...

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  • Patrice Raynal
  • 2019
    • France
  • 58 min

On arriving in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, Patrice Raynal finds himself immersed in the tumult of a carnival. The music and dancing – more ambi­guous phenomena than first appears – provide the through-line for his first-person narrative. Although these artistic activities initially come across as the proud assertion of an African heritage,...

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