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Fifo Festival in Tahiti

Jan Kounen Special Night

Free Invitation available at the " Maison de la culture "

Monday 2nd February, from 6 pm to 8 pm, Cinema " Concorde "

In honor of the president of the jury, FIFO is pleased to organise for the Polynesian public a special night dedicated to Jan Kounen, with a projection of two of his famous documentaries, followed by a meeting with the director himself.

- D'autres mondes (Other Worlds)

- L'histoire de Panshin Beka (The story of Panshin Beka)

 

D’autres mondes (Other Worlds)

From 6 pm to 7:15 pm - 2004 - French Version

Directed by Jan Kounen

Produced by Jan Kounen et Ariel Zeitoun

d'autres mondesWhilst filming " Blueberry, l'expérience secrète ", Jan Kounen meets the Shipibo healers of Peruvian Amazonia and discovers their sacred plant : the Ayahuasca, the vine of spirits (or vine of death).

Extremely impressed by this experience, he decides to return to Peru to film a documentary about plants with healing properties and the traditional medicine used by Shipibo-Conibo Indians. For this he films the natives but also encounters neurologists, philosophers, artists and chemists working on this subject. He interviews in particular Jean Giraud, the illustrator of Blueberry, Guillermo Arevalo and Kary Mullis, Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1993.

More than a traditional documentary, the film offers an invitation to travel, a door providing a glimpse of another world or another perception of reality.

 

 

L'histoire de Panshin Beka (The story of Panshin Beka)

From 7:15 pm to 7:30 pm - 2008 - French Version

Directed by Jan Kounen

Produced by: Marc Oberon & Lissandra Haulica

" The Story of Panshin Beka " is one of the eight part film " 8 " produced in connection with the Huit Fois Oui campaign designed to promote the Millennium Development Goals (OMD) agreed at the Millennium Summit in the early 2000s at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This film addresses one of the Millennium’s eight goals : to improve maternal health.

The film’s scenario is based around stories from midwives that Jan Kounen collected over the course of various visits to the Peruvian Shipibo community along the Amazon River. He immersed himself in their everyday lives, observing their concerns and notably the risks surrounding childbirth.

 

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