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Fifo Festival in Tahiti

Carte Blanche à Stéphane Martin

Monday 6th February from 6.30 to 10.30 pm

-Maison de la Culture-

Grand Théâtre - Free entry with an invitation from the Maison de la Culture 

A high ranking French civil servant, passionate about culture and travel. In 1998 Stéphane Martin became Chairman of the Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Museum, whose goal is to “ensure the full exposure of African, Asian, Oceanian and American Arts and Civilizations”. Since his appointment, he has not ceased to work towards a reinterpretation of what have long been summarily called the Traditional or Primitive Arts. Under his leadership, the Quai Branly Museum has become a creative influence, bringing these cultures into the discussion in a present day context rather than locking them within a nostalgic past. Stéphane Martin was several times member of the FIFO’s jury, but it became clear to him that he should go further in his support of the festival. The projections each year at the Quai Branly Museum of selected FIFO films, is an incredible opportunity for the festival's documentaries to meet the Parisian public full on. For the first time, Stéphane Martin has been called upon to preside over the FIFO jury and he invites us into his world through a selection of 3 documentary films:

The way of the ink -70 min - Japon - 2011 - VOSTFR
Réalisation: Pascal Bagot et Pamela Valente      Production : Lardux Film
Pascal a French journalist is fascinated by the work of Horitoshi a Japanese master tattoo artist. He decides to go to Tokyo to meet with him and get a tattoo. Thus, he plunges us into the fascinating world of traditional Japanese tattooing. In a modern world, what is the future of this ancient practice?

Coal Money -53 min - China - 2008 - VOSTFR
Réalisation: Wang Bing        Production : Serge Lalou
Let’s climb aboard the hundred-ton trucks that carry coal from the mines in Shanxi to the major port of Tianjin, in Northern China. Follow the amazing life of the men who drive these trucks, sometimes for days on end, at the risk of their lives, for just a handful of yuan.

Them and me -62 min - Papouasie Occidentale - 2001 - VOSTFR
Réalisation : Stéphane Breton    Production : Serge Lalou - Les films d'ici
For years, an ethnologist returns regularly to a small village in New Guinea. Shot backstage, from the point of view of a subjective camera, this film tells of the ambiguous relationship and the commercial negotiations by the Ethnologist with the people of his village.

TEASER FIFO 2014-Polynésie 1ere



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