Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.


Ophir tells the story behind the likely birth of the world’s newest nation on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea. The story of an unknown indigenous revolution and a decade-long war. The film documents its origin and aftermath, where antagonistic visions of the world collude and collide. A poetic yet dramatic ode to the indelible thirst of people for freedom, culture and sovereignty; it offers a gripping exposition of the visible and invisible chains of colonization and its enduring cycles of physical and psychological warfare.

SCREENINGS: 03.07 KALAMATA 21:00 /  07.07 PATRAS 23:00  /  21.07 KSYLOKASTRO 22:30


  • Credits:
    • Director - Writer: Alexandre Berman
    • Assistant Director: Nathan Matbob
    • Producer: Olivier Pollet
    • Research: Theonila Roka-matbob
    • Cinematography - Sound: Alexandre Berman
    • Editor: Alexandre Berman
    • Composer: Xavier Thiry
    • Colorist: Jean-cristophe Savelli
    • Director - Writer: Olivier Pollet
    • Producer: Ilann Girard, Kristian Lasslett
    • Additional Research: Clive Porabou
    • Cinematography - Sound: Olivier Pollet
    • Editor: Marie-estelle Dieterle
    • Sound Mix: Thomas Musso
    • With The Participation Of: France Télévisions - Cnc - Ulster University
  • Awards

    World Premiere - FIFO International Documentary Film Festival of Oceania – WINNER Grand Jury Prize (February 2020)

    *Data is limited to before submission to PelDocFest


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