In 2009, Guadeloupe is burdened with the high cost of living. The poorest are caught in the stranglehold of brutal capitalism. Grumblings lead to a 44-day general strike. During this movement, the scale of which had never been seen, a chant written by Jacky Richard emerges and spreads. The refrain “La Gwadloup sé tan nou, la Gwadloup sé pa ta yo” – Guadeloupe is ours, Guadeloupe is not theirs, quickly becomes an anthem to pull together and galvanize angry crowds and travels around the world.
Feature (90mins) , Historical, Cultural | Guadeloupe
Franck "Frankito" Salin