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Fifo Festival in Tahiti

La Fabuleuse histoire de la tête Maori du Museum de Rouen

52,12 MN
FRANCE - 2011
Française sous-titrée en anglais
Philippe Tourancheau
Via Découvertes Production

A story which summarizes the philosophy of the relationships between the West and indigenous people in the 19th century, in the darkest times of colonization. It highlights the difficult question concerning human remains preserved in museums and their possible restitution. It examines the obstinacy of a museum director who envisages the return of a Maori head to its country of origin through five years of administrative political fighting between Paris and the provinces. That’s how a journalistic investigation leads to serious moral reflection, while simultaneously travelling around the world.

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