:Ma'ohi Nui, in the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies
Belgium, 2018, 113 min
Tahiti, French Polynesia. Between the runway of the international airport and a small mound of earth lies a district called the Flamboyant. Over there, one says "district " as not to say "shantytown". There is another face of contemporary colonisation born of the thirty years of French nuclear tests in Polynesia. By confronting the Ma'ohi spirit with its nuclear history and its fractured existence, the film shows the face of contemporary colonisation and the vital impetus of a people trying not to forget themselves and who, silently, are seeking the path of independence.
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Annick Ghijzelings, Initially a writer, she turned to film-making after adapting her own stories for the big screen. Working as a documentary film-maker ever since, her filmography includes Terre terra terrae, The Very Minute and 27 times Time. In MA’OHI NUI, in the heart of the ocean my country lies she shows the determination of the Ma’ohi people of Tahiti to overcome contemporary forms of colonization.
Berlinale 2018. Krakow IFF 2018. TIDF, Taiwan 2018. VFF Valletta 2018. Sole Luna DFF 2018.
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