Ânûû-rû âboro means "the shadow of man" in the paicî language, in other words "cinema". We like this poetic definition which leaves a shadow in the recreation of reality posed by the documentary cinematographic act. We also like this presence of man in the Kanak definition of cinema.
We consider the cinema to be an open space in which the political and ideological contradictions that affect the world are exercised perhaps even more strongly than elsewhere. The image has become an issue of planetary power.
This is why we want to support and make documentary films which are not only more or less well “dressed” testimonies which document reality but which are intended to be cinematographic works endowed with their own language.
The festival therefore offers a selection of documentaries from all over the world, the Pacific region and New Caledonia, which are screened in the 3 provinces and mainly in Pwêêdi-Wiimîâ (Poindimié), at the media library, at the Tieti hotel and in tribe.
The main objectives of the event are:
- To offer the Caledonian population an opening to the world, through demanding and varied documentary films.
- Decompartmentalize access to documentary cinema in the region, including in the most remote areas, where it is normally inaccessible.
- To allow Caledonian citizens to meet and discuss universal themes, on the occasion of an atypical event.
- To develop the film industry and knowledge of professions linked to cinema in the region, thanks to the professional training organized during the festival.
- To bring out new ideas and new talents.
- To share a human adventure with personalities and artists from 5 continents.
- To promote New Caledonia, its cultures and its populations.