In 1992 and in 2009 - more than 15 years later -, workshops have been set up in New Caledonia. It was a place for the Kanaks to speak about their culture.
In 1992, a first workshop was set up at the request of the Agency for the Development of Kanak Culture. It was a place for the Kanaks to speak about their culture, after 150 years of colonisation, and therefore renewing contact with the elders and other communities of the island. 12 films were produced and at the end of the course, 6 out of the 12 trainees set up an association which is still active today.
In 2009, at the suggestion of director, Jean-Louis Comolli, a second course of workshops took place for a new generation, in the Northern Province at Tuo-cèmuhî, under the guidance of the Ânûû-rû-âboro Association – « in man’s shadow » in the paicî language – with the support of the Northern Province and SOFINOR. During this three-month long training course, 8 films were produced.
Since then, the majority of the young directors who trained in these workshop courses are still engaged in filmmaking.
The documentary in your own home
Find out about new films by sifting through our media library to find all the films made in our workshops since 1978.