• Directed by Mélissa Issorat
  • France, 2015
  • Workshops in Guadeloupe - Guadeloupe
  • Urban life, Work
  • Shooting place : Pointe-à-Pitre
  • Duration : 30 min
  • Audio : French
  • Subtitles : English, French


From 5 o’clock in the morning, Jean-Louis emerges from the dark shadows of the tunnel in Vatable Street, brandishing his broom. As for Joseph, he walks up and down the street all day long, the providential neighbour. Once a week, Madame Ergeton opens up the heavy door of Our Chapel of Care to take him in. In Monsieur Gauthièrot’s barbers’ shop, one by one, the local prophets and sceptics succeed each other, awaiting the transformation that is endlessly repeated. Peoples’ destinies mingle timelessly in this street of Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

  • Direction : Mélissa Issorat
  • Image : Mélissa Issorat
  • Sound : tous les stagiaires
  • Edition : Jocelyne Ruiz

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

Caribbean Film Academy

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

Corrida Audiovisuelle de l'ESAV

  • Place : Toulouse (France)
  • Date : 2016

St. Barth Film Festival

  • Place : Saint Barthelemy (France)
  • Date : 2016

Festival international du film insulaire

  • Place : Groix (France)
  • Date : 2016

Forum des Images

  • Place : Paris, France
  • Date : 2016

IFCinéma, platform of the French institute

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Since 2011, Varan Caribbean supports the developing of the caribbean documentary in Guadeloupe by setting up many workshops.

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