Un long-métrage documentaire de Fabienne Kanor

On the reddish-ochre beach of Ouidah, metres of construction fences line up. Once a place of deportation to the New World for thousands of chained Africans, the historic town is now undergoing a major transformation. By 2025, a string of new hotels, a marina, a museum on slavery and a life-size slave ship to visit, called the “last ship”, will rise from the old sand. On this blood-ochre beach from which my ancestors were torn, I film the disfiguration of the Beninese city and try to collect the last traces of my people.