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Polynesia, flamboyant garden of the South Pacific
Their scent invades your senses just as you get off the plane and never leaves you for all of its visual and olfactory pleasure. More than an adornment, flowers are a way of life in Polynesia. A stroll in a … Continue reading
2016, year of the fire monkey in Polynesia (and China)!
From February 8, lasting a fortnight, the heart of Tahiti and its islands will beat to the rhythm of Chinese drums. More than just folklore, Chinese New Year is here, this authentic and grandiose celebration gathers well more than just … Continue reading
Ori Tahiti, the famous Polynesian dance, soon to be in the Guinness book of Word Records?
It is inadmissible: the record for the largest group of Ori Tahiti dancers in the world, the dance that is the pillar of Polynesian culture, is held by…Mexico! A Tahitian dance teacher took this as a direct challenge, and on … Continue reading
FIFO – Celebrating the Cinema of Oceania
The Pacific International Documentary Film Festival is the highlight of the year in French Polynesian cinema. For one week, directors from all over the South Pacific will meet, uniting this year around panel-elected president, director Abderrahmane Sissako. A Cutting Edge … Continue reading
Polynesia, soon the largest marine protected area in the world?
The Polynesian president took advantage of the annual Conference of Parties (COP 21) to reaffirm the wish of French Polynesia “to make all of the economic zone an exclusive and giant managed marine area”. Two projects currently await validation by … Continue reading
The Marquesas Festival: back to beginnings on Hiva Oa
The island of Hiva Oa hosts the 10th Marquesas Islands Art Festival from the 16th to the 19th of December. A common thread for this year’s festivities should reunite more than a thousand performers: “back to beginnings”, a repetitive choice … Continue reading