Papuans, between two worlds

Synopsis

Through the path of two Papuans, Benneth and Jethro, this film aims to testify as objectively as possible to a traditional society at a turning point in its history. Benneth cannot live in the city, so he decides to go back in the Iatmul tribe to live closer to his roots and give meaning to his life: the young Papuan will become a “Crocodile Man” doing an ancestral initiation rite. Jethro struggles against a mining site in Porgera that expropriates Papuans. How do the Papuans perceive the changes taking place? Do they fear being caught up in the steamroller of globalization?

  • Languages

    Français
  • Format

    16/9 HD
  • Author

    Daniel Vigne
  • Technical team

    Image: Axel Ferrault Sound: Marc Soupa Edit: Thierry Simonnet
  • International sales

    Terranoa
  • DVD Distributor

    VOD - ARTE Boutique
  • Cast

    Original score: Ardag Basmadjian