Rue cases négres (Sugar Cane Alley or Black Shack Alley) – Caribbean Film Database
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Rue cases négres (Sugar Cane Alley or Black Shack Alley) Euzhan Palcy, New Editions de Films (NEF), Orca Productions, Sumafa Productions 1983 | Martinique, France | French |
| Narrative Feature

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.

  • keywords:
  • French colonialism, youth, coming of age, education