Ophir (2020)

  • Main Competition
  • 1h 37m

BUY A FESTIVAL PASS

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.

Competing for the RAI Film Prize and Basil Wright Film Prize.

Live Q&As with the directors will take place on Zoom 19-28 March. Find the full schedule of live events and links to join here.

Director

Alexandre Berman

Director

Olivier Pollet

Country

Papua New Guinea