Actualités du FIFO

TOTEM LIBERTÉ 54 min – New Caledonia - 2015 Version: French Directed by: Dorothée Tromparent and Emmanuel Desbouiges Produced by: PAO Production/Canal + Calédonie This film takes place in a prison in Nouméa, CAMP EST. A sculpture workshop called Totem Liberté began four years ago behind its high walls. Its principle was to guide...

L’ÎLE CONTINENT 52 min – New Caledonia - 2013 Version: French subtitled in French Directed by: Alan Nogues Production: Emotion Capturée L’île Continent is the story of an island with a very distant geological past: New Caledonia. This land’s fauna, as well as flora, is second to none in terms of biodiversity whose...

Sport for Change – Solomon Islands 29 min – New Zealand - 2013 Version: English Directed by: Briar March Produced by: Attitude Pictures Living with a handicap in the Solomon Islands is tough. It’s one of the poorest nations in the Pacific. Australian paralympic rugby champion Curtis Palmer is there for a week...

LE MYSTÈRE MÉROU 90 min – France - 2015 Version: French Directed by: Gil Kébaïli Produced by: Les Films d’ici/Arté A spectacular gathering of thousands of groupers attracted the attention of the team of the biologist and photographer Laurent Ballesta in Fakarava in French Polynesia. These fish are waiting for the full moon...

GOORRRANDALNG: BROLGA DREAMING 11 min – Australia - 2015 Version: English and Miriwoong subtitled in English Directed by: Ju Ju Wilson Produced by: Bigapitija PL Granny Sheba Dignari is 95 years old. Singing and visiting the country are among her favourite things. She sings the songs of her Elders, particularly songs her mother...

FIGHTER 26 min – Australia - 2015 Version: English subtitled in French Directed by: Perun Bonser Produced by: Metamorflix 43-year old Neil Coyne was Western Australia’s first Aboriginal wrestler. In the ring for over seven years, ‘N.C. Viper’ was popular with the public and his adversaries. However, the death of his mother eighteen...

UNE NATURE ENVAHISSANTE 52 min – France/New Caledonia - 2014 Version: French Directed by: Jenny Briffa Produced by: Tetemba Productions/Grand Angle The damage caused by invasive species today in New Caledonia is dramatic. Deer, ants, cats, rats and pigs all destroy biodiversity. This documentary focuses on the consequences that are not just ecological!...

PLASTIC PARADISE 57 min – USA - 2013 Version: English Directed by: Angela Sun Produced by: Lerd Productions The world has become inundated with plastic, a material that appears so perfect and useful, but…it isn’t 100% biodegradable. After sixty or so years of increasingly popularity, what has happened to the waste? It often...

FOOTPRINTS 13 min – Australia - 2015 Version: English subtitled in French Directed by: Cornel Ozies Produced by: Eileen Torres and Eloise Schnierer About Djugun people reasserting their identity. The Djugun people mark the sand on the beaches at the edge of the cliffs with footprints and claim the land as theirs....

HUMANAHUM, L’HISTOIRE DE JOHN GABILOU 52 min – French Polynesia - 2014 Version: French Directed by: Philippe Sintes Produced by: Bleu Lagon Productions/Polynésie 1ère Everyone in Polynesia knows the singer, but few really know his story. He left his mark upon people right from the outset with the Barefoot boys gaining 3rd place...

TE MANA O TE MOANA 95 min 25 – New Zealand - 2015 Version: English Directed by: Anna Marbrook and Mike Single Produced by: Heather Lee/Oceanic Nature Film Production/Dieter Paulmann Te Mana o te Moana – The Pacific Voyagers is the epic voyage of a 100 Pan-Pacific Islanders who traverse 1000’s of nautical...

WINNING GIRL 68 min – USA- 2014 Version: English Directed by: Kimberlee Bassford Produced by: Making Waves Films LLC/Pacific Islanders Communications ‘Winning Girl’ follows the four-year journey of a Samoan-Hawaiian female teenage judo wrestling phenomenon from Hawaii and her family as they aim for championship gold, and in doing so tells the dynamic...

THE ROAD TO HOME 53 min – USA - 2015 Version: English subtitled in English Directed by: Dominic Brown Production: Dancing Turtle Films The Road Home tells the story of Benny Wenda, the leader of West Papua’s struggle for independence against Indonesia. Ranging from his modest childhood in the remote mountains of New...

SHORT DOC SELECTION: HOMING 3 min – New Zealand - 2014 Version: English Directed by: Andrew Scott Production: Julia Parnell A perspective on an occupied house translated into images and noises. WAYNE 3 min – New Zealand - 2014 Version: English subtitled in French Directed by: Kristy Griffin Production: Julia Parnell and Viv Kernick A disabled boy and his interactions with others particularly...

THE PRICE OF PEACE 86 min – New Zealand - 2015 Version: English and New Zealand Maori subtitled in French Directed by: Kim Webby Produced by: Christina Milligan/Roger Grant/Kim Webby This documentary follows Maori activist Tame Iti through seven dramatic years from the police ‘terrorist’ raids in the Urewera for which he was...

AUX ARMES TAHITIENS 90 min – French Polynesia - 2015 Version: French subtitled in English Directed by: Jacques Navarro-Rovira Produced by: Bleu Lagon Productions/Polynésie 1ère/France Télévisions The Second World War and the Tahitians. What is known and what is less well known: fighter pilots; bomber gunners; Special Forces Parachute team; Guadalcanal marines; the...

HIP HOP-ERATION 93 min – New Zealand — 2014 Version: English subtitled in French Directed by: Bryn Evans Produced by: Inkubator Limited /N/A Who says that your grandmother can’t be a hip-hop star? Not New Zealanders. For Kara, Maynie and Terri who are all over 90 years old, the trip to Las Vegas and...

VISION IN THE DARK: THE LIFE OF PINKY THOMPSON 76 min – Hawaii/USA - 2014 Version: English subtitled in French Directed by: Ty Sanga Produced by: Co Creative Studio / Kamehameha Schools Returning from the Second World War, the Hawaiian Pinky Thompson devoted his time and energy to his archipelago’s social services. His...

TUPAIA 52 min – French Polynesia/New Zealand - 2015 Version: French subtitled in French and in English Directed by: Lala Rolls Produced by: Oceania Film/Island Film Productions/Polynésie 1ère We all know Captain Cook, but what about the Tahitian navigator Tupaia who helped make his journey to New Zealand a success?  This Polynesian High...

LE SALAIRE DES PROFONDEUR 51 min – New Caledonia - 2015 Version: Fijian and English subtitled in French Directed by: Dominique Roberjot and Christine Della-Maggiora Produced by: Latitude 21 Pacific/Nouvelle-Calédonie 1ère/France Télévisions ‘I’m Fijian and I’m 20 years old…’ In this film, the narrator’s voice accompanies his account, the history of hundreds of fishermen...

PUTUPARRI AND THE RAINMAKERS 97 min – Australia - 2015 Version:  English and Wangkatjungka subtitled in English Directed by: Nicole Ma Produced by: Sensible Films Tom Putuparri Lawford is an Aborigine caught between two worlds. He has given in to the temptations of the modern world but has accepted the responsibility of...

PRISON SONGS [caption id="attachment_5051" align="alignleft" width="150"] Woman's Prison Berrimah Darwin SBS07th May 2014[/caption] 56 min – Australia - 2015 Version: English subtitled in French Directed by: Kelrick Martin Produced by: Harry Bardwell and Kelrick Martin Berrimah, Northern Territory, Australia, is a prison where there are 800 male and female prisoners, 80% of them Aborigines. ‘We...

UNE EQUIPE DE RÊVE 95 min – France - 2015 Version: English subtitled in French Directed by : Mike Brett and Steve Jamison Produced by: Agile Films, Archer’s Mark After an historical defeat 31-0 against Australia in 2001, the American Samoa, bottom of the FIFA rankings, are still seeking their first victory in an...

ANOTHER COUNTRY 75 min – Australia - 2015 Version Yolngu subtitled in English and French Directed by : Molly Reynolds Produced by: Peter Djigirr/Rolf De Heer/Molly Reynolds The great Australian Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil tells the tale of ‘Another Country’, a story of what happened when his people’s way of life was interrupted by ours....