Monde en Vues Festival: to defend the human beings

From October 12 to 19, in Guadeloupe, the association “Alliance Cine Caraïbe” presents the 5th edition of the Monde en Vues Festival (ex Festival International sur les Droits de l’Homme). 37 films are scheduled, about twenty guests will be present and three high schools will be partners of this cinema meeting.


The Festival International sur les Droits de l’Homme de la Guadeloupe (Guadeloupe International Human Rights Film Festival) has changed its name this year and has become the Festival Monde en Vues (Monde en Vues Festival) but the association “Alliance Cine Caraïbe” which organizes the event assure that the team has not changed and the main objective is the same i.e. “to offer an international human rights film festival”.

On the occasion of this 5th edition that will be held from October 12 to 19, 37 films are announced and will be screened in twelve locations on the island.

There will be eighteen guests like lecturers, artists or directors. Among them, two Caribbean women who will present their documentaries : French Venezuelan Margarita Cadenas (also producer and scriptwriter) who is interested in the political and economic crisis in “Femmes du chaos vénézuélien” (Women of the Venezuelan chaos) and Haitian Gessica Généus (also actress) who wonders about the image of Haiti abroad in “Douvan jou ka lévé”, a film that has received an award in the Festival du Film documentaire de Saint-Louis (Saint-Louis documentary film Festival) in Senegal. Moreover, the photographer Hassane Mezine will show its documentary titled “Fanon, hier, aujourd’hui” and the professor of French and French-speaking literature at the Carnegie Mellon University in the city of Pittsburgh, United States, Mame-Fatou Niang, will exhibit “Mariannes Noires” in which she examines the representation of Black women in France.

In addition to two literary discussions, two round tables will deal with the following themes : “The representation of Black men in France” and “Violences against women and opportunity to discuss openly”.

For the first time, there will be a speech contest with the participation of the three partners high schools during which they will offer a study of the film “La Révolution Silencieuse” by Lars Kraume on the occasion of its screening at the Memorial Acte in Pointe-à-Pitre, on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm.

Art (visual arts and music) will be celebrated in collaboration with the League of Human Rights and Régine Cuzin (independent exhibition curator).

At the end of the Monde en Vues Festival, seven panels of judges will meet in order to award four prizes : “Air Caraïbes Fiction Grand Prize”, “Alliance Cine Caraïbe Documentary Grand Prize”, “LHR Documentary Prize” and “Prize of the Short Film, Fiction and documentary Student Jury”.