Island in the Sun

I was as moved
by Mr. Fleury's speech as anyone else.

And I agree when he says that the two worlds
cannot exist separate from each other.

The question I would like
to ask Mr. Fleury is this.

Does he think that
the only issue here is one of color?

Is he saying that that is the reason
why we should vote for him?

Is he saying,
"Vote for me because I am one of you"?

Is that what
you're saying, Mr. Fleury?

Because if you are,
I would like to take that issue up...

with your permission, Mr. Chairman.
Mr. Fleury said he has
existed in the two worlds of Santa Marta.

- Which do you think he'll represent?
- I would like to answer that.

- When I'm finished, Mr. Chairman!
- [Crowd Murmuring]

Would Mr. Fleury
also answer this?

You said that you came here tonight
only to speak the truth.

Wouldn't it also be true to say
that the only reason that you seek the election...

is to revenge yourself upon the whites
whom you now think despise you?

That the only reason
that you want to be black...

is because you're afraid that the white world
will not let you be white anymore?

That you want
to use us, our votes...

so that you can still rule
in that world that you still belong to.

And tell us another truth, Mr. Fleury.
In your heart, deep down inside...
don't you still think of us as slaves?
- As a stupid, ignorant people?
- That's a lie!

- [Crowd Murmuring]
- No, Mr. Fleury! That is the truth!

And the issue here is
not just one of color.

The issue here is,
who is really best fit to represent the people?

Who knows them the best?
Who feels for them the most?

Who's really a part of them?
Is it you, Mr. Fleury, or is it me?
Now you may answer, Mr. Fleury.
- [Man] Boyeur.! Boyeur.!
- [Crowd Chanting] Boyeur!

Boyeur! Boyeur!
Boyeur! Boyeur! Boyeur!