The Tribe of the Invisible / La Tribu de l’invisible

Screening as part of the New Caledonia Documentary Programme

Rating: Exempt

Directors: Emmanuel Desbouiges, Dorothée Tromparent
Country: New Caledonia
Language: Kanak with English subtitles
Year of production: 2016
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 56 min
Screening with Land of Metal

Screening only in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington

This double feature gives an insightful view into beliefs, realities and the history of New Zealand’s closest French neighbour, New Caledonia.

Synopsis

New Caledonia hides a whole world of mysteries you have probably never heard of. Set on the high hills of the main island, interviewees share beliefs from the Kanak culture, the traditional owners of the land. “All you need to do is consider the existence of a different form of reality” suggests the voice over as the opening credits roll.

This hybrid documentary introducing ‘the invisible world’ mixes interviews from tribe members, ethnologists and stunning images of the land of ‘pixies’. Using animated characters to represent the power of spirits, and a variety of insightful testimonies, this is a fascinating look into the compelling complexity of the Kanak culture.

Screening with Land of Metal

Screenings

Ticket links will be added as they become available


AUCKLAND – RIALTO CINEMAS NEWMARKET
Sat 10 Mar 2:00 pm

AUCKLAND – BERKELEY CINEMAS TAKAPUNA
Sun 18 Mar 1:15 pm

CHRISTCHURCH – HOYTS RICCARTON
Sat 10 Mar 1:50 pm
Fri 23 Mar 4:10 pm

WELLINGTON – EMBASSY THEATRE
Sat 17 Mar 4:10 pm D
Sun 25 Mar 1:50 pm D

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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