Grassroots, Those Who Vote (Grassroots , ceux qui votent)
2003 – 85’
2002, a few days before the election, in Port-Vila, capital of the
Republic of Vanuatu. Here, the campaign doesn’t take place on
television, but in the streets. The film gives voice to the grassroots
electorate and to some of the newly created parties. Among them, the
NCA of Sabi Natonga, a young and ruthless leader who claims the support
of the numerous migrants coming from Tanna island.
from the exotic image which often envelops Vanuatu, this film takes us
right into the heart of the political life of this small Pacific
Camera: David Quesemand – Editing: Cecile Kielar – Sound: Manu Maury, Philippe Amouroux
Prize of the jury at the FIFO (International Pacific Film Festival) in Tahiti (French Polynesia), 2004.
Other festivals: RIDM (Montreal), Caen, Lyon, Ile de Groix, Suva (Fiji)…
Broadcast by RFO in 2004 and 2008 and by TBV (Television Blong Vanuatu) in 2003 & 2006.