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'LISTEN TO THE BEAT OF OUR IMAGES' award-winning short documentary to screen at Sundance Film Festival
LISTEN TO THE BEAT OF OUR IMAGES

‘LISTEN TO THE BEAT OF OUR IMAGES’ award-winning short documentary to screen at Sundance Film Festival

AWARD-WINNING SHORT DOCUMENTARY
LISTEN TO THE BEAT OF OUR IMAGES
TO SCREEN AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

ACCESSIBLE WORLDWIDE JAN. 20-30 ONLINE

Sixty years ago, France decided to establish its space center in Kourou (French Guiana, South America). Six hundred Guianan people were expropriated to allow France to realize its dream of space conquest. Combining field investigation and archival footage video-editing processes, Listen To the Beat of Our Images gives a voice to a silenced population made invisible.

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Directed by: Jean-Baptiste and Maxime Jean-Baptiste
Runtime: 15:30

WINNER – Silver Hugo for Best Documentary Short at Chicago Intl. Film Festival
WINNER – Best Short Film at DocAviv Film Festival
WINNER – Best Documentary Short at Melbourne Intl. Film Festival
WINNER  – Special Jury Mention at 
Champs Élysées Film Festival
WINNER – New Vision Award Honorable Mention at CPH: DOX
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Hot Docs, Dokufest, Hamburg, Valencia, Clermont-Ferrand and more

WHO

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS

AUDREY JEAN-BAPTISTE is a documentary and narrative filmaker. She works between France and French Guiana. Her films address issues of race, gender and sexuality. Her first documentary film Fabulous (2019) was selected in about fifty international festivals such as IDFA. A national release was scheduled for December 9, 2020. Her second movie, Listen to the Beat of Our Images, co-directed with her brother Maxime Jean-Baptiste, was selected at CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Her third film Goodbye childhood (2021) produced by Grand Huit Films is currently in post-production. 

MAXIME JEAN-BAPTISTE is a filmmaker based between Brussels and Paris. He was born and raised in the context of the Guyanese and Antillean diaspora in France, to a French mother and a Guyanese father. His interest as an artist is to dig inside the complexity of Western colonial history by detecting the survival of traumas from the past in the present. His audiovisual and performance work is focused on archives and forms of reenactment as a perspective to conceive a vivid and embodied memory. His first film Nou voix (2018) was selected in about thirty festivals and art exhibition, and was awarded the Jury Prize at Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris (FR). His second movie, Listen to the Beat of Our Images, co-directed with his sister Audrey Jean-Baptiste was selected at CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, ISFF Clermont-Ferrrand, and the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. His next film, Moune Ô (2021), is in the process of distribution.

 

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ONLINE VIEWINGS Start Thursday, January 20 at 9:00 AM MST Available Until Sunday, January 30 at 11:59 PM MST

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