Ophir

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2020 / 97 minutes

Directed by
Alexandre Berman Olivier Pollet
Country of production
Papua New Guinea

This is a collaborative story of the civil war and ongoing struggle for sovereignty in Bougainville Island in the face of an all-too-familiar pattern of colonial rule and corporate mining interests. In turns poetic and dramatic, the film gives voice to an indigenous revolution on the verge of political independence from Papua New Guinea that is also still coping with the legacies of colonial trauma and environmental devastation.

In the 2021 RAI Film Fest Main Competition