Films in competition 2015

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...

Big Boss 26 minutes, Australia, 2013 English Version with French subtitles Directed by Paul Sinclair Produced by Tom Zubricky Big Boss tells the story of Baymarrwangga, a 95-year-old Aboriginal woman, living on Murrangga Island north of Arnhem Land. She faces the challenge as the remaining leader of the Yan-nhangu people...

Te Hono ki Aotearoa 83 minutes, New Zealand, 2013 English Version with French subtitles Directed by Jan Bieringa Produced by Jan Bieringa Following an exhibition about Maori culture, the director of the Leyde Museum (Netherlands) has the idea of introducing a Maori dugout canoe to the museum collections. This project...

Tender 73 minutes, Australia, 2014 English Version with French subtitles Directed by Lynett Wallworth Produced by Scarlet Pictures A metallurgical industrial centre in Australia, near the coast. For various financial, ecological or spiritual reasons, a joyful and festive community contemplate creating a public funeral service when its members are suddenly...

Bobby, le renouveau culturel polynésien (Bobby, the Polynesian cultural revival) 52 minutes, French Polynesia, 2013 French Version with English subtitles Directed by Jeff Benhamza Produced by Faimanu Production & Polynésie 1ère When he arrived in French Polynesia, Bobby was a stranger; today he is a myth. The film recounts how...

Shark Girl 58 minutes, Australia, 2014 English Version with French subtitles Directed by Gisela Kaufman Produced by Kaufman Productions Madison Stewart is an Australian who has dived on the Great Barrier Reef and has been passionate about sharks from a very young age. But nowadays fishing has made it into...

Black Panther Woman 52 minutes, Australia, 2014 English Version with French subtitles Directed by Rachel Perkins Produced by Blackfella Films The Aboriginal woman Marlène Cummins fell in love with the leader of the Australian Black Panther Party in 1972 and fought alongside him against racial discrimination. But at the end...