Le bouillon d'awara
Call Number: F2449.8 .B68 2010 In French, French Creole, Taki-Taki, Portuguese, Hmong, and Javanese
Introduces the viewer to one of the world's most multi-cultural communities, a global village in the backcountry of French Guiana. Three hundred years of world history intersect in Mana, a town where 1500 people speak 13 different languages and live together in harmony. The film's title comes from a local Easter specialty, a kind of gumbo based on the fruit of the awara palm, which functions as the film's symbol for Mana's polyglot society. American Indians, Europeans, slave descendants, Laotians, Chinese, Brazilians, and Surinamese tell us how they're bringing new flavors to the Guianese stew of identities.