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The Sea is History

The Sea is History

A Short film by Louis Henderson

Produced by Spectre Productions

Production year : 2016

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Production and distribution

Executive Producer :

Spectre Productions


Shot in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, The Sea is History takes up the rhythm of the eponymous text by the Caribbean poet Derek Walcott. Although everything begins at the very place where Christopher Columbus first set foot in 1492, it is not in order to celebrate the famous discovery of America, but so as to wander in the deserts of capitalist modernity and make the song of those who died while crossing the ocean heard.

Photos (4)

Full credits (6)

Executive Producer :

Olivier Marboeuf

Director of Photography :

Louis Henderson

Editor :

Louis Henderson

Line Producer :

Olivier Marboeuf

Sound Recordist :

Louis Henderson

Sound Mixer :

Simon Apostolou

Technical details

Short film

Genres :


Sub-genre :

Literary adaptation , Research - Experimental

Themes :

Ethnography, Exile, Exodus, History

Production language :

English, Haitian Creole

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Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :


Runtime :

27 min

Production formats :

Digital creation

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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