52 min, France – 2013
Director: Cécile Tessier-Gendreau
Producer: France Télévisions, Polynésie 1ère, Anekdota Productions
« Takanini » is a group of Marquesan musicians with a unique style of reggae. They sing their culture, assert their language and values. Their message is somewhat disturbing and illuminating through the evocative power of their music. Torn between tradition and modernity, the members of Takanini sing about their difficulties in forming their identity and condemn the slow acculturation of their people.