Actualités du FIFO

Les racines et le tronc (The roots and the trunk) 24 minutes, Switzerland, 2014 French Version Directed by Marc Decry Produced by Chamade Production Teiki Huukena, a former legionnaire who has converted to tattooing is the author of the ‘ Dictionary of Marquesan Tattoos ’, now a book of reference....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...