Editor : Philippe MOREAU

Authors : Philippe MOREAU and Edith FARINE

Broadcasters : France Télévisions – Martinique 1ère / TV5 Monde

Distributor : Dynamo Production

Duration : 52′

 

If the public debate is focused on the new “gold diggers”, there are other gems in Guyana: the works of artists from West Guyana, which are rarely exhibited under the dim lights of museum installations. .
The “Art Route” connects artists scattered throughout the West of this overseas region. They know nature by heart, they live, work and create by roads, rivers and in the forest. Guyana offers a “raw” raw material that is both inspiring and nurturing for these artists who have been creating, for some 40 or 50 years for some of them, from local raw materials: wood, metal, earth, fibers. They are of Hmong, Creole, Amerindian or Bushinengue origin.
The influences of these artists reveal, in hollow, the dynamics of society – in particular the Guyanese confluence of the Caribbean and Amazonian worlds – the successive migrations and the identity foundations of the cultural groups who live in this territory and intend to preserve their particularities.