Two hundred years after the Karukéra* revolt, a Freedom statue is given by Guadeloupe to the island of Gorée. Guadeloupe wanted to present this gift in the presence of two hundred travellers. Is this meant to link the people of Guadeloupe to the history of mankind? After the trauma of slavery and the African slave trade, are Caribbean people still part of history, this haemorrhage from which Africa cannot find healing?
(*) the name given by the Amerindians (the island’s first inhabitants) to Guadeloupe before the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1493. In the Carib language, Karukéra means “emerald island”.
Produced by : Exterieur Jour, RFO, 13 Production
- revolt, freedom, slavery, slave trade, emerald island