POLYNESIA, THE QUEST FOR ORIGINS

The ancestry of the people of Tahiti

Format: 4K
Duration: 52 ’
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Available versions: French | English
Rights: All Rights / Worldwide

Synopsis

Where do the people from French Polynesia come from? South America, as the Kon-Tiki tried to prove? Alaska? South-East Asia?

This mystery is compounded by another more recent one. How did the numerous Chinese come to play a key role in the island demography?

Through Teiva's quest, a young Polynesian dancer, and Kyle's, a chinese boy in high school, this film is a fascinating ethnological study with a surprising result: even though everything seems to set them apart, they are actually cousins since their ancestors came at different times from... China !