Documentary directed by Audrey Gordon
90 seconds. That is all it took for Mount Pelée to kill 30 000 people on may 8th 1902, wiping out Saint-Pierre in Martinique. The city was considered at the time as « Martinique’s jewel ».
How could a catastrophe like this occur ? Could it have been avoided ?
The movie « 90 seconds », directed by Audrey Gordon, co-writed by Daniel Picouly and illustrated by Joël Cimarron, allows the viewer to live this historical disaster again, through a new point of view : Mount Pelée’s. The killer mountain tells us her version of the story, today in 2016, in front of historical and scientifical witnesses who are trying to understand what happened.
For France Televisions group (France Ô)
CINÉTÉVÉ – 2016