Écoutez le battement de nos images
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Écoutez le battement de nos images

Listen to the Beat of our Images

Audrey Jean-BaptisteMaxime Jean-Baptiste

60 years ago, French government decided to establish its space center in Kourou (French Guiana, South America). 600 guianese people were expropriated to allow France to fulfill their dream of space conquest. Combining field investigation and video-editing processes on archives, Listen to the Beat of Our Images gives a voice to an invisibilized and silenced population.



France, French Guiana







Origin of archival materials

National Center Of Space Studies

Directors’ biographies

Audrey Jean-Baptiste is a documentary and narrative filmmaker. She works between France and French Guiana. Her films address issues of race, gender and sexuality.

Maxime Jean-Baptiste is a filmmaker based between Brussels and Paris, born and raised in the context of the Guyanese and Antillean diaspora in France. 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.