Island in the Sun

Why did you choose
this place to meet?

This plantation used to
belong to my family.

It was the first on the island.
I wanted you to see it.
Your family?
I didn't know that.

It was destroyed during a slave uprising
in 1843, during the French rule.

I wonder what
could have caused it?

Any number of reasons.
A single insult, a whipping, a girl.
Who knows?

Do you know what happened
to the owners?

That was more than
a hundred years ago.

And, now you're here,
and I'm here.

Do you still feel that anyone whose skin
is different from yours is an enemy?

- Do you think I do?
- I don't know.

At carnival time,
my brother-in-law's car was damaged...

his telephone wires cut.
You hate Maxwell, don't you?
You think of him as an enemy.
I think of him as a snob,
as an arrogant plantation owner.

Is that the reason
why you almost didn't get here?

Or did they tell you
that you shouldn't be seen with me?

That I'm an upstart, a nobody
who's gotten control of the union.

That I'm a dangerous man
who should be watched carefully.

You don't suppose I'd listen to them?
I only believe in what I see and what I know.

Do you know what
they say about me?

Poor Mavis Norman,
always getting into trouble.

Always picking the wrong man.