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OPHIR - new honour for remarkable documentary

23 February 2024

OPHIR has been ranked one of the 10 Best Documentaries of 2023 in the US professional journal, Video Librarian.

The film is voiced entirely by the Indigenous people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, and observes the colonisation of the land and its people, who at the end of the 1980s were left with no choice but to revolt for their right to exist.

It is the story of an extraordinary Indigenous revolution for life, land and culture: a poetic and dramatic ode to the thirst for freedom, culture and sovereignty. The film sheds light on the biggest conflict of the Pacific since WWII, revealing the visible and invisible chains of colonisation and its enduring cycles of physical and psychological warfare.

A film by Alexandre Berman & Olivier Pollet.

"A remarkable reflection on the aftermath
 of an anti-colonial struggle." - Christine Chaumeau, Télérama TTT (France)

Available now on DVD and as a digital file for screenings from Ronin Films. For details see:

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