Martinique | 2013 | 14 mins
VIVRE! – A teacher asks her class, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. While his joyful classmates respond, Tom, a quiet 10-year-old boy, slips away.
Born and raised in Martinique, Maharaki presently lives in Barbados. She graduated in 2004 from the Ecole Internationale de Création Audiovisuelle & de Réalisation (EICAR) in Paris. She received her Bachelor of Fine arts Motion Picture Directing from the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools (E.A.B.H.E.S) in London.
Her short film DIG IT has received the EICAR 2004 Grand Jury Prize. She has since won numerous awards for her commercial spots, music videos, scripts and short films. Maharaki has just completed her much anticipated film, VIVRE, supported by several institutions such Le Centre National du Cinema & de l’image animée (CNC). The film project was presented at the 2012 Cannes film festival.
VIVRE was officially released in September 2013 in London.