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Tatau, la culture d’un art(0)

2014/11/19

Tatau, la culture d’un art (Tatau, the culture of an art)
52 minutes, French Polynesia, 2014
French Version with English subtitles
Directed by Jean-Philippe Joaquim
Produced by Emotion & Polynésie 1ère
A history of beautiful tattoo designs in French Polynesia. Missionaries have long banned this once essential Polynesian social marking. Then the interdiction, internalised by the population, virtually deleted the […]

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Le Test : Chronique d’une initiation

Le Test : Chronique d’une initiation (The Test : Chronicle of an initiation)
52 minutes, New Caledonia, 2014
Original Version with English and French subtitles
Directed by Adilah Dolaiano
Produced by La compagnie des Taxi Brousse, Outre-mer 1ère & CBA World View
A village boy becomes a man by catching a tuna in a revival of ancient tradition. Ernest will undergo […]

Meri Markham

Meri Markham
26 minutes, Papua New Guinea, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Klinit Barry
Produced by Center for Social & Creative Media, & University of Goroka
Markham Valley, Papua New Guinea. Jenifer Baing Waiko is from the Aztera clan, the daughter of a leader and former political figure and a mother of New Zealand origin. She was […]

Rapanui, l’histoire secrète de l’île de Pâques

Rapanui, l’histoire secrète de l’île de Pâques (Rapanui, the secret story of Easter Island)
52 minutes, France, 2014
French Version with English subtitles
Directed by Emmanuel Mauro & Stéphane Delorme
Produced by Drôle de Trame & Outre-mer 1ère
Easter Island was colonised by Chile in 1888. Chile rented the land on the island to a company for extensive sheep rearing […]

Sovereignty Dreaming, la révolte des Rêves

Sovereignty Dreaming, la révolte des Rêves
47 minutes, France, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Vanessa Escalante
Produced by Dreamings Films
Can the path of dreams lead Aborigines towards sovereignty over their land ? In a land shared between 5 clans the decision has been made to create a landfill site for nuclear waste. The project managers have […]

Les horizons chimériques

Les horizons chimériques (The chimerical horizons)
52 minutes, France, 2014
French Version with English subtitles
Directed by Gilles Dagneau
Produced by AAA & Polynésie 1ère
Bruno, Jean-François, David and the others left France a long time ago and have now reached the point of no return. They have succumbed to the myth of distant countries. They became disillusioned : tough […]

Au cœur de la brousse en folie

Au cœur de la brousse en folie (In the heart of ‘Brousse en folie’)
52 minutes, New Caledonia, 2014
French Version with english subtitles
Directed by Jenny Briffa
Produced by Têtemba Productions, Grand Angle Productions, Canal+ Nouvelle-Calédonie & Nouvelle-Calédonie 1ère
Bernard Berger is the most well known New Caledonian author on his island. Since 1983, he has published twenty or […]

Kumu Hina

Kumu Hina
77 minutes, Hawaii, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Dean Hamer
Produced by Qwaves
Hina, a young, female transsexual teacher from Hawaii, defends the traditional ‘mahu’ image symbolising both the masculine and feminine spirit. The film narrates the transformation of Colin Wong, a shy secondary school pupil, now Hina, a married woman and cultural director of […]

Destremau, un destin polynésien

Destremau, un destin polynésien (Destremau, a Polynesian destiny)
52 minutes, French Polynesia, 2014
French Version with English subtitles
Directed by Pascale Berlin Salmon, in collaboration with Stéphane Jacques
Produced by Archipel Prod & Polynésie 1ère
Tahiti, September 1914. On 22nd September, war raised its ugly head in the face of Papeete, the capital of French Establishments in Oceania. Two German […]

Big Boss

Big Boss
26 minutes, Australia, 2013
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Paul Sinclair
Produced by Tom Zubricky
Big Boss tells the story of Baymarrwangga, a 95-year-old Aboriginal woman, living on Murrangga Island north of Arnhem Land. She faces the challenge as the remaining leader of the Yan-nhangu people to preserve the language and pass down traditions: dugout canoe […]

Te Hono ki Aotearoa

Te Hono ki Aotearoa
83 minutes, New Zealand, 2013
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Jan Bieringa
Produced by Jan Bieringa
Following an exhibition about Maori culture, the director of the Leyde Museum (Netherlands) has the idea of introducing a Maori dugout canoe to the museum collections. This project is organised to reinforce a strong relationship between the Maoris […]

Tender

Tender
73 minutes, Australia, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Lynett Wallworth
Produced by Scarlet Pictures
A metallurgical industrial centre in Australia, near the coast. For various financial, ecological or spiritual reasons, a joyful and festive community contemplate creating a public funeral service when its members are suddenly confronted with the fatal illness of a founder member of […]

Bobby, le renouveau culturel polynésien

Bobby, le renouveau culturel polynésien (Bobby, the Polynesian cultural revival)

52 minutes, French Polynesia, 2013
French Version with English subtitles
Directed by Jeff Benhamza
Produced by Faimanu Production & Polynésie 1ère
When he arrived in French Polynesia, Bobby was a stranger; today he is a myth. The film recounts how this marginal character became an artistic or even cultural point […]

Shark Girl

Shark Girl
58 minutes, Australia, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Gisela Kaufman
Produced by Kaufman Productions
Madison Stewart is an Australian who has dived on the Great Barrier Reef and has been passionate about sharks from a very young age. But nowadays fishing has made it into an endangered population. Madison films them and fights to rehabilitate […]

Black Panther Woman

Black Panther Woman
52 minutes, Australia, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Rachel Perkins
Produced by Blackfella Films
The Aboriginal woman Marlène Cummins fell in love with the leader of the Australian Black Panther Party in 1972 and fought alongside him against racial discrimination. But at the end of their relationship, Marlène became caught in a cycle of […]

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