The Country Upside Down


In this personal journey through the memory of slavery, A Country Upside Down follows Dampierre while she researches for the first time the history of her name in Guadeloupe. Her father left the island to study in France, and he surely conveyed to his daughter a sense of heritage and pride – but it takes the help of a local genealogist, thousands of pages of forgotten archives, and a choreographer to understand the intricate history of the Dampierre family. Composed like a Creole garden, mixing dance, interviews, archives, and intimate reverie shot in Super8, A Country Upside Down shows the other side of France’s mirror.