Bleu Lagon Productions, Polynésie 1ère, France Ô
Category : FILMS EN COMPÉTITION - 2018 EN
This film describes the extraordinary journey of a Polynesian politician: Pouvan'a a O'opa. An autonomist MP, at the time of the 1958 referendum, he campaigned for the No vote against the establishment of the Fifth Republic and the French community. Accused of wanting to burn Pape’ete he was arrested, tried and sentenced. Why have the injustices of his trial taken so long to be acknowledged?