According to the dictionary definition, to immigrate is to settle in a foreign country. The history of immigration by Caribbean people in metropolitan France is particularly interesting, because it has taken place over three generations. What motivated them to do this? What dreams did they nurture? What kind of welcome did they receive? How did they see themselves over time? And now, what’s next? On paper, Caribbean immigrants are French citizens, but in the host country they are seen as foreign, because of the colour of their skin, and also the seven thousand kilometres separating the little Caribbean islands from the large French territory. This documentary uses personal accounts to address this complex history.
Medium Length (52mins) Historical | Martinique
France 5/Mat Films