There will be a public screening of an award-winning feature film from the Auroville Film Festival 2022. Ophir will be screened on Thursday, June 23 at Cinema Paradiso, Town Hall from 8pm onwards.

2020, Papua New Guinea-France-United Kingdom, Documentary, English, Tok Pisin with English subtitles, 1hr 37min

Ophir tells the story of an extraordinary indigenous revolution for life, land and culture, opening up the path for the creation of the world’s newest nation in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. A poetic yet dramatic ode to the indelible thirst for freedom, culture and sovereignty; the film sheds light on the biggest conflict in the Pacific since WWII, revealing the visible and invisible chains of colonization and its enduring cycles of physical and psychological warfare.


  • Best Film, International Documentary Film Festival Of Oceania (FIFO), Papeete, Tahiti, 2020
  • Best Documentary Feature, Guam International Film Festival 2020
  • Best Foreign Film, AegeanDocs International Documentary Film Festival 2021
  • Grand Prize, Montreal First Peoples Festival 2020
  • Benedetto Senni Prize for Best Documentary, Terra di Tutti Film Festival 2021

Directors, Writers: Alexandre Berman, Olivier Pollet

Producer: Ilann Girard, Arsam International (France); Olivier Pollet, Fourth World Films (UK); Kristian Lasslett