“The Test: Chronicle of an initiation” premiered on France Televisions networks France O in late 2015 and the FIFO Oceania Documentary Festival in February 2015. “The Test” is a 56 minute observational documentary that follows the journey of a village boy to a man in a revival of ancient tradition in Aorigi (Santa Catalina), Solomon Islands. See trailer for France O here: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=824591930896543&set=vb.212922378730171&type=2&theater
Both premieres were the French language version of the film, produced by Solomon Islands film production house Sukwadi Media and French production house Compagnie des Taxi Brousse with France Televisions. In Tahiti the producer Anouk Ride and director Adilah Dolaiano did a set of interviews which can be viewed online here:
Radio New Zealand: http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/265286/solomons’-film-premieres-at-fifo
Radio Australia: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/pacific-beat/solomon-islands-film-documents-revival-of-initiation-ritual/1413783
The English language version of the film will be released shortly.
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