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When we were Hela
14 minutes, Papua New Guinea, USA & France, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Olivier Pollet
Produced by The Gumption Group
Papua New Guinea has very rich subsoil and is facing financial interests where neither the life nor death of the indigenous populations, or their environment has much bearing. Shocking images of the consequences […]

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Tribal Scent

Tribal Scent
54 minutes, Australia, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Carmelo Musca
Produced by CM Film Production
The world of sandalwood. In Australia, this economic asset develops in two directions : religion and spirituality with sandalwood burning, and above all perfumery, in France in particular where it is used as a fragrance fixative and base scent. Aborigines […]

Les étoiles du Pacifique

Les étoiles du Pacifique (Stars from the Pacific)
52 minutes, France, 2014
French Version
Directed by Régis Michel
Produced by Pacifico Island Productions, Bleu Lagon & Les films du Pacifique
From Kiribati to New Caledonia, via Reunion or Tahiti, the Magic Circus of Samoa has stuck its marquee on the largest ring in the world. In 2013 the circus drifted […]

Light from the shadows

Light from the shadows
30 minutes, Australia, 2013
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by John Harvey
Produced by Tom Zubricky
Danny Eastwood is an influential Aborigine with an exceptional career in indigenous Australian art. He has worked for 20 years in Blacktown, a suburb of Sydney. An artist inspired both by the traditional and modern, he also practices his […]

Tamarii Tipaerui

Tamarii Tipaerui
56 minutes, French Polynesia, 2014
French Version
Directed by Nyko PK16
Produced by PK 16 Studio
This documentary follows the traditional dance group in a Tahitian valley for 5 months whilst it prepares for the Heiva I Tahiti 2013 competition, from the early days of rehearsals until the big night. Enter the heart of Tahitian culture with the […]

Vive la France

Vive la France (Long live France)
86 minutes, Sweden & Finland, 2014
French Version
Directed by Titti Johnson & Helgi Felixon
Produced by Film AB
46 atmospheric tests and 147 underground tests in southern Tuamotu in French Polynesia. Today on the Tureia atoll, the population is questioning the Moruroa tests and the consequences. What risks is the atoll exposed to […]

Odyssée Pacifique : Cap sur les requins du grand large

Odyssée Pacifique: Cap sur les requins du grand large (Pacific Odyssey : Heading for sharks from the open sea)
52 minutes, France, 2014
French Version
Directed by Vincent Foy
Produced by MFP & Bleu Lagon Production
An actress, Salomé Stevenin, takes us on a ride across French Polynesia on a catamaran: Fakarava, with the Tetamanu Pass and reef sharks, Apataki […]

Paitangi

Paitangi
29 minutes, New Zealand, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Mana Epiha
Produced by Waka huia TVNZ
A beautiful Maori, Paitangi Ostick, is above all a very talented, multi-faceted artist, recognised among her people. All Maori arts fascinate her: engraving, sculpting wood or bone, composing and singing her native music, tattooing… She is sometimes criticised for daring […]

Life on the reef

Life on the reef – Episode 1
60 minutes, Australia, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Nick Robinson
Produced by Northern Pictures
The Australian Great Barrier Reef is one of the richest ecosystems on earth. It is home to an astonishing number of animals, from microscopic plankton to 100-ton whales. From the reef’s coral islands to the Torres […]

Out in the line up

Out in the line up
70 minutes, Australia, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Ian W Thomson
Produced by Yellow Dot
Society is starting to accept the ‘coming out’ of homosexuals. But what’s the situation in the surf world ? Surf culture plays upon an idealised hypersexual image, but is it really as simple in the real world […]

King’s seal

King’s seal
53 minutes, Australia, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Kim Mavromatis & Quenteen Agius
Produced by MAV Media & NITV
The current struggle of the Aborigines in Australia to defend sacred places or their rights against certain societies lies in the use of a document from 1836 before the courts. It concerns a letter patent from […]

Le bonheur est dans le pré

Le bonheur est dans le pré (Happiness is in the field)

22 minutes, New Caledonia, 2011
French Version
Directed by Jenny Briffa
Produced by Têtemba Productions & France 2
New Zealand and the joys of modern farming : from peaceful flocks of sheep to huge abattoirs and other producers of powdered milk. It’s a booming economic sector in spite of […]

Le voyage cinématographique de Gaston Méliès

Le voyage cinématographique de Gaston Méliès (Gaston Méliès’s cinematic journey)
51 minutes, France, 2014
French Version
Directed by Raphaël Millet
Produced by Nocturnes Prodcutions & Polynésie 1ère
Gaston Méliès, brother of the famous Georges, undertook a long cinematic journey across the Pacific, commencing with Tahiti. He stayed there for two months in 1912. He filmed fiction in this natural environment […]

The Coral Triangle : Paradise under Pressure

The Coral Triangle : Paradise under Pressure
50 minutes, Australia, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Richard Denison
Produced by Wildbear Entertainment
The balance between humans and the waters in this coral reef area of the Pacific is fragile. Dynamite or cyanide fishing tortures the barrier reefs. A delicate ecosystem is being damaged, but the populations still keep a […]

My three families

My three families
26 minutes, Australia, 2014
English Version with French subtitles
Directed by Todd Russell
Produced by MetamorFlix
Sue Gordon, now retired, served as a children’s court magistrate judge in Perth. She revisits her amazing life and evokes her 3 families: the one she shaped for life with children raised like her in Sister Kate’s home; the one she […]

Une vague australienne

Une vague australienne (An Australian wave)
60 minutes, France, 2012
French Version
Directed by Stéphane Bergouhnioux
Produced by KM Productions
The Australian wave is not maritime but cinematic. It originated on the island continent in the 1970s and has not ended. This documentary presents its range of film directors, genres and subjects and provides Australian answers to the essential questions: […]

Wawata Topu : Mermaids of Timor-Leste

Wawata Topu : Mermaids of Timor-Leste
33 minutes, Timor-Leste, 2013
French Version
Directed by David Palazon & Enrique Alonso
Produced by Incidental Doc
The Wawata Topu are four generations of divers who strive to earn their living on the Timor-Leste coast : their everyday life and the role that they play in the economic wellbeing of the family, as well […]

Kaninikula, mathématiques aux Îles Trobriand

Kaninikula, mathématiques aux Iles Trobriand (Kaninikula, mathematics at the Trobriand islands)
29 minutes, France, 2013
French Version
Directed by Eric Vandndrische
Produced by CNRS
The film draws a parallel between the ‘string games’ called Kaninikula, still being played on the Trobriand Islands and a reflection about the mathematical rationality revealed by the rules of these games. Research carried out by […]

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