MA’OHI NUI, IN THE HEART OF THE OCEAN MY COUNTRY LIES
112 min. 2018, BELGIA (recorded in Tahiti)
Directed by Annick Ghijzelings


Tahiti, French Polynesia. Between the runway of the international airport
and a small mound of earth lies a district called the Flamboyant. This is
another face of contemporary colonisation born of the thirty years of
French nuclear tests in Polynesia. By confronting the Ma’ohi spirit with its
history of nuclear tests and its fractured existence, the film shows the vital
drive of people trying not to forget themselves, silently seeking the path of
independence.

MA’OHI NUI, MU MAA ASUB OOKEANI SÜDAMES
Re˛issöör Annick Ghijzelings
Tahiti, Prantuse Polüneesia. Rahvusvaheliste lendude maandumisraja kõrval
asub Flamboyant, majalobudikke täis pikitud agul. See on järjekordne
jäänuk 30-aastasest Prantsuse koloniaalvõimu tuumakatsetusest Polüneesia
saarestikus. Film jutustab aguli asukate vaiksest vastupanust ja püüdlusest
mineviku ja oleviku kiuste iseendaks jääda.