Vocabulaire du film

le gérant

manager

fumer la pipe

to smoke a pipe

le mulâtre

mixed race

la case

shack or hut

échapper à

to escape from

réussir à un examen

to pass a test

tricher

to cheat

la montre

watch

les allumettes

matches

la cane à sucre

sugar cane

le patron

boss

aux pieds nus

barefeet

l'esclavage

slavery

l'incendie

fire

empêcher

to prevent

l'usine

factory

une domestique

servant

une bourse

scholarship

tomber malade

to get sick

la Martinique

un DOM

Fort-de-France

la capitale de la Martinique

faire la vaisselle

to do the dishes

1848

l'abolition de l'esclavage

a été aboli

was abolished

profiter de

to take advantage of

les békés

White Martinicans or White Guadeloupeans (who descended from first settlers)

krik? krak

a story is about to begin

un D.O.M.

département d'outre-mer

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