Rapanui, l’histoire secrète de l’île de Pâques
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 and entrusted monitoring the Rapanui to the military who imprison the inhabitants in a village, turned detention camp. Prisoners on their own island, the Rapanui resist oppression, going as far as to escape on boats to Tahiti.