• Directed by Mariette Monpierre
  • France, 2015
  • Workshops in Guadeloupe - Guadeloupe
  • Culture & Tradition, Work, Nature & Environment
  • Shooting place : Petit-Bourg
  • Duration : 34 min
  • Audio : French
  • Subtitles : English, French


Bruno, a young fisherman, owner of the “Black Kiss”, is seeing the coastal fishing threatened by invasive seaweed, the Sargasso, and by the chlordecone, used in particular in the banana plantations. This highly powerful insecticide is contaminating the marine fauna and flora. In view of the authorities’ inertia, he has decided to fight to save his livelihood and has refused the only proposal that the state seems to be able to offer him: to train for another career. “I’m a disappearing species, just like a turtle or an iguana. In the zoo, there’ll be a notice saying: This was a fisherman”.

  • Direction : Mariette Monpierre
  • Image : Mariette Monpierre
  • Sound : tous les stagiaires
  • Edition : Dominique Pâris

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Caribbean Film Academy

  • Place : New York, United States
  • Date : 2017

Strano Film Festival

  • Place : Capestrano (Italy)
  • Date : 2017

International FilmFestival "Pêcheurs du Monde"

  • Place : Lorient (France)
  • Date : 2017

Rencontres Cinémas Martinique

  • Place : Fort-de-France (Martinique)
  • Date : 2016

Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

  • Place : Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Date : 2016

Prix Littéraire des marins-pêcheurs guadeloupéens

  • Place : Vieux-Bourg (Guadeloupe)
  • Date : 2016

Terra Festival

  • Place : Sainte-Rose (Guadeloupe)
  • Date : 2016

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