Papua New Guinea

EUX ET MOITHEM AND ME

France 2001 | 52 Min. | BetaSP, OmU
For the past few years, an eth­nol­o­gist has been return­ing reg­u­lar­ly to a vil­lage in New Guinea. He speaks the lan­guage of these people who go about naked car­ry­ing their … read more

THE MADEN’S PAPUA NEW GUINEA
(KANTRI BILONG YUMI)

Séverin Blanchet
France 2002 | 52 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with:
Séverin Blanchet

The Maden family has a look at con­tem­po­rary Papua New Guinea through its per­son­al mem­o­ries. The father was a sor­cer­er and the mother, a devout Catholic. The chil­dren are vil­lager, ele­men­tary school teacher, film­mak­er, etc. Their col­lec­tive mem­o­ries paint the por­trait of con­tem­po­rary Papua New Guinea through three gen­er­a­tions, suc­ces­sive­ly con­front­ed with the white colo­nial world, then with their coun­try’s inde­pen­dence. Inde­pen­dence which stirred up a lot of hope and influ­enced a large number of choic­es in life. Today, what has become of their hope in this coun­try in com­plete transformation?