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“We have ceased to be since we have become just a thing for others.”
For thirty years in the late-twentieth century, the people of Tahiti survived dozens of offshore nuclear tests by the French government. One of many humiliations since the country was colonized in 1880, the blasts left Tahitians picking through the remnants of their islands and culture in an effort to keep indigenous knowledges alive.
MA’OHI NUI offers a poetic glimpse into contemporary Tahiti, and the colonial struggles its people - the Ma’ohi - still face as the strive to sustain their way of life. Guided by poet Flora Devatine’s words of wisdom as she speaks to Tanaoa, a young Tahitian man in search of his people’s identity, the film weaves through the country’s past, present and future to recover from past traumas and reassert the polynesian way of life, languages and connection to the world.