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Le Pays à l'envers

Le Pays à l'envers

A Feature film by Sylvaine Dampierre

Produced by Atlan Films

Release in France : 29/04/2009

    Synopsis

    The filmmaker Sylvaine Dampierre is originally from Guadaloupe, but has always lived in France. She therefore sets out to discover her roots and her personal history. During this journey of initiation, involving encounters and her father's tales, she hopes to find, through gaining knowledge about the island and its tragic history of slavery, the origins of her surname. The narrative, enriched with intense sensorial, visual, and emotional moments, gives voice to various stories: that of the filmmaker's father who wanted to go to France right from early on, that of Rogers dealing with genealogical issues, or that of Lena Blue, a choreographer. All try to decipher contemporary traces of slavery, or indeed colonialism in general, and the film takes the pulse of a new generation searching to reappropriate its culture.

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Atlan Films

    French distribution :

    Hevadis Films

    Photos (4)

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Stéphane Sansonetti

    Sound recordist :

    Myriam René

    Editor :

    Sophie Reiter

    Director of Photography :

    Renaud Personnaz

    Press Attaché (film) :

    François Vila

    Music Composer :

    Laurent de Wilde

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    29/04/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    114.852

    Visa issue date :

    31/07/2008

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    HD-CAM

    Color type :

    Color

    Audio format :

    Digital

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Presskit

    Website