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Tinpis Run : On The Road of Papua New Guinea

Tinpis Run is often referred to as Papua New Guinea's first fiction film. Although the first movies made by Indigenous people, particularly in the capital Port Moresby, date back to the 1970s, Tinpis Run is the cult film of Papua New Guinea cinema. This road movie in Tok Pisin with English and French subtitles, directed in 1991 by Pengau Nengo, was a success internationally. The film was nominated at the Locarno International Film Festival and the Valladolid International Film Festival. - It received a special mention at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 1991 as well as the Best Actor Award at the Balafon Festival in 1996.  So, this week, let's go on the road of this movie full of humour and poetry!   Read More

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From Ataï's fight to the fight for Ataï's return - Human remains and museum restitutions in France

Depuis ces dernières années, l’opinion publique et les média s’emparent du débat autour des restitutions des œuvres collectées au cours de la période coloniale.  En novembre 2021, la restitution par la France de 26 œuvres à la République du Bénin, a fait couler beaucoup d’encre. Ces demandes de restitutions de la part des pays anciennement colonisés prennent part aux revendications post-coloniales et pointent du doigt les modalités illégitimes de collecte historique des œuvres. Read More

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John Bevan Ford: bringing a Maori world to life

A harmony of coloured strokes, interlacing lines that form mountainous landscapes, sketch stylised silhouettes, draw dugout canoes sailing on the sea, compose large 'capes' that spread out in the sky. The painted works of Maori artist John Bevan Ford are immediately recognisable. They are peaceful and harmonious, and the many symbols in them arouse curiosity. In this article, CASOAR gives you some keys to read them. Read More