Set in Martinique in 1931, "Rue Cases Négres" presents a rich portrait of native life under French colonial rule, filtered through the coming of age of a bright, sweetly opportunistic boy learning to reconcile the value of his shanty-town roots with the education opportunities that beckon him to the big city.
Produced by : New Editions de Films (NEF), Orca Productions, Sumafa Productions
Cast: Gary Cadenat, Darling Légitimus, Douta Seck, Francisco Charles
Awards: "Best First Film" - French Academy of Cinema, 1983.
"Best Actress (Darling Legitimus)" - Venice International Film Festival, 1983.
"Silver Lion for Best First Film" - Venice International Film Festival, 1983.
- French colonialism, youth, coming of age, education