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.