Gaël Jacquemin

Hello, I am a film director based in Paris, France.


Chuao, the Marvellous Valley

documentary, TV

Ce documentaire de création a été tourné entre 2001 et 2005 au Venezuela et a nécessité 3 tournages. Sortie en 2006, il a été produit et diffusé par la chaine Odyssée et a obtenu le soutien du CNC.

Chuao is a small village of Venezuela, isolated in the heart of a nature reserve and accessible only from the sea. For 500 years this old Spanish colonial hacienda, whose inhabitants descend from the first African slaves in the valley, has grown the best cocoa in the world. Through the lives of the people and their work on cocoa production, we discover their deepest values and worldview. We understand the delicate and complex balance between development and tradition in chuao’s micro-society.

scenario, shooting, editing

" Chuao, la vallée merveilleuse "

directors : Gaël Jacquemin and Hamilton Becerra

documentary for TV channel Odyssée