Le Saphir de Saint-Louis
José Luis Guerín

2015 / France, Spain / 35’
OCT 28 / 6.45 pm, Culturgest – Small Aud.
OCT 31 / 2.15 pm, Culturgest – Small Aud.

In Saint-Louis Cathedral, at La Rochelle, in a chapel filled with merchant marine ex-votos, there’s a painting that witnesses the tragedy of The Saphir in 1741. This schooner was becalmed for days and days in inter-tropical waters, with 271 slaves and 30 crew members on board. This painting is like a secret door in a Cathedral that opens on to the great History…

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