Two rhythms run in parallel: life in resistance, which dances and sings in circular motions, and colonial imposition, which seems to be constantly delaying the flow of the movement. Around the festivities for the release of a film that tells the story of a French colonist who arrived and “fell in love” with the territory currently known as French Guiana, the film plays with these delays and blockages of the moving image to devise a reflection from a cinematographic imaginary grounded on stereotypes. (C. A.)
Maxime Jean-Baptiste is a filmmaker based between Brussels and Paris. His audiovisual and performance work is focused on archives and forms of reenactment as a perspective to conceive a vivid and embodied memory.