Papuans, between two worlds

  • Direction

    Daniel Vigne
  • Author

    Daniel Vigne
  • Broadcaster

    ARTE France


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?

  • Available versions

  • Format

    16/9 HD
  • Technical team

    Image: Axel Ferrault
    Sound: Marc Soupa
    Edit: Thierry Simonnet
  • Cast

    Original score: Ardag Basmadjian
  • International sales

  • DVD Distributor

    VOD - ARTE Boutique
  • Festival

    Sélectionné pour la 11ème édition du Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien (FIFO - Tahiti)