Arlette Pacquit was a journalist for a production society called ICV, subsidiary of RFO and a TV network (Antilles Television).
She was a director for the conception and presentation of political, economical and cultural shows, like Ligne(S) de vie , Danse avec les Mots and Bizzness.
She also was during a short period of time a professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. of Martinique. during the same period of time she was head of communication and information (for Ducos,Martinique) from 2010 to 2011;
She kept on exercising her work as a independent journalist and continues her work as a movie director that she started in the 90’s
Thats how she wrote and directed many films on the Caribean culture :
– De la kalenda au zouk : grandes étapes de la musique antillaise, 6’,
– Sur les traces des Caraïbes, 6′,
– L’atelier 45 : premier mouvement pictural en Martinique, 12’
Between 2005 and 2008 , she worked on multiples occasion with Aimé Césaire the very famous french artist and political figure:
– Entretien sur le « Discours sur le colonialisme» et à propos de « la loi de la honte », 26′.
– Qui est Suzanne ROUSSI ? avec Aimé et Ina Césaire, deux épisodes de 15’, diffusé au Domaine de Fond St Jacques et sur ATV.
– Série de 5 courts documentaires de 5′ sur l’approche populaire de l’écriture d’Aimé Césaire, diffusée sur ATV.
In 2007 , she also participated in many ways to the shooting of the fiction: Maskouloupété (« Mascarade»), with the social workers of the rehab center (Fort-de-France). This picture was awarded at the film festival on Mental health (Martinique) and at theMontpelier Film Festival.
The same year, Arlette Pacquit wrote and co-directed the documentary picture: Bèlèkwazé, on the trace pf the sacred in the dances bélé, a danse that came from slavery
Her last film , Waiting for Obama, 52′ was broadcasted in 2010 during the documentary month
photo by : Monick Kromwell