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For this eleventh edition of the Polynesian feast of
the documentary cinema, from 03 till 09 February2014, Tahiti becomes the screen
of the South Pacific…
This year still, the Cultural
House of Papeete, Te Fare Tauhiti Nui, puts every effort into welcoming the
FIFO. Festival-goers, members of the jury, participants of all kinds,
journalists and, of course, all the movies are firmly expected…
The FIFO 2014 seen
by Polynesia 1st
all the previous editions, it’s with impatience and greediness, that we get
ready for this event. This greediness, you suspect it, will not prevent us from
saying what disturbs us if it’s necessary, our role not being to express
something else than the reality which we live.
Ask for the
This year still, besides
movies in competition (there are 14) and movies out of competition (they are
19), numerous workshops, diverse animations, conferences and debates are
All the details of the
program are very easily accessible on the official site of the demonstration. And
to reach it directly, you just have to click here: 11ème FIFO.
The poster of the
A site which is improving
year by year and which contains all the programming, news and index cards about
all the presented movies. Even if some imperfections irritate little. For
example, a gallery of photos where none of the proposed clichés is captioned, what
there is no way to know who is who…
The Oscar-winning French
director for “The walking of the emperor”, Luc Jacquet is responsible for
chairing this year a jury which seems, a priori, more competent than those of
the previous editions.
Luc Jacquet, foreman
at the jury of the 11th FIFO
We are however entitled to
ask about the cinematic skills of both Polynesian members of this jury. The one
being manager of a pole of communication in a public service and the another, presenter
of television… Nevertheless the professionals of documentary movie exist in the
fenua, and they are recognized internationally!!! It’s necessary to thank the
sponsors, but do we have to make it at the expense of the credibility of the event?
In the same way, we can
wonder why the SAJ, Syndicate of the Authors and the Journalists of French Polynesia, which
includes number of talents and skills working for the broadcasting on the fenua
and sowewhere else, is invited in none of the workshops or Round Tables to
think about the various problems that arise in these occupations…
At the risk of repeating us
from one year to the next, the fact that American, Austrian or French movies
are selected to be presented in a festival of the Oceanian cinema, leaves us
perplexed. So, four French productions for only a Polynesian… Plus an English and
an American film… On fourteen selected works, this is all the same a big percentage.
“Bucksin”, Dylan Mc
Donald’s Australian movie
But let us not deny a good
thing: even if the subjects proposed this year by the official selection seems
to usmuch less original and fascinating
than last year, we waitto see “Bucksin”
of the Australian Dylan Mc Donald, or “Papuans”, between two worlds” of the French
Movies out of
More eclectic, this
selection proposes subjects which seems to us, altogether, more attractive than
those of the official selection.
Antonio, from the
lali to the mobile
Thus from “Kanak” (New
Caledonia), “Tavaka, story of islands and exiles” (France), “Toko Fenua”
(Austria), “Antonio, from the lali to the mobile” (New Caledonia) or “The Polynesian
truck” (French Polynesia).
By way of viaticum…
We shall have the
opportunity, in your next articles, to return on all these subjects in detail
and without waffle. Especially as, this year, we shall be two to cover the
festival, what should allow us to bring back much more informations, sensations
Indeed, for this 11th
edition, our collaborator, Monak will receive her baptism of the FIFO…
In the meantime, don’t let pass
this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to open eyes on the South Pacific, its
marvels and its mysteries. Come in large numbers and…
Good FIFO to all!
Translated from French byMonak
Julien Gué. Ask for the author’s agreement before any reproduction of the
text or the images on Internet or traditional press.
Read also our articles on the
previous editions of the FIFO: