On 5 February 2009, after passing through French Guiana and Guadeloupe, a strike movement began to take shape in Martinique. It was unusual because of both its size and its duration. One of the main things demanded in this conflict was a 20% reduction in the prices of a list of essential goods. Speaking of equal rights, does this include the right to consume? Does society need to re-examine itself? Apart from the cost of living issue, this shopping list raises serious questions with regard to identity. Today, more than ever, what people consume is synonymous with who they are.
Medium Length (53mins) Historical, Cultural | Martinique, France