Directed by Mariette Monpierre

Guadeloupe, 2011 , 78 min.

Focus on the African Diaspora in the Caribbean

Elza tells the story of a young Parisian woman of Caribbean descent who, after completing her graduate studies, returns to her native Guadeloupe in search of the father she has never known. The first narrative film by a female Guadeloupian director, it is partly inspired by director Mariette Monpierre’s personal story of searching for her biological father in Guadeloupe. Visually sumptuous, the film uncovers the darker side of island life as Elza learns more about her father and the hidden life he leads.

In French with English subtitles.

Sponsored by Portland State University Black Studies Department.