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The following short film will be screened just prior to Orpailleur: 

The Power of the Vagina &  The Almighty Penis

Trinidadian Jimmel Daniel’s The Power of the Vagina, explores the issue of women’s sexuality and sexual politics, examining opinions and assumptions abut the various ways in which women use their sexuality... and the ways men respond. There are interviews with various experts as well as people in the street, showing how much attitudes towards sex and sexuality have, and have not, changed in our society.

The Almighty Penis centers its attention on men’s sexuality, all from a Trinidadian perspective. This documentary explores males and masculinity in the Caribbean with particular focus on the male anatomy: the penis.

Directed by Jimmel Daniel. 




Rod decides to return to Guiana, his native country, accompanied by Gonz, his childhood friend. In Cayenne, they begin an investigation into Rod’s past. A quest that will lead them right into the heart of the virgin forest, into the camps of the illegal gold prospectors.

Directed by Marc Barrat
93 minutes | France/French Guiana | 2009

About Director Marc Barrat:

Director Marc Barrat was born in 1967 in French Guiana. He studied in Paris at the ESRA (École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle). From 1990, he worked as a director’s assistant for television ads and feature films. Meanwhile he directed his first short film Le blues du Maskilili. Shot in Guyana, it was included in more than 20 French and foreign festivals and was nominated five times. Between 2001 and 2004 French Ministry of Health hired him to direct 14 short films to promote AIDS prevention in French Guiana. 

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