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Dance, Little Chief, Dance !

by Eric MICHEL


Original title : Danse, petit Chef, Danse !

Director : Eric MICHEL

Production : French Connection Films

Duration : 52 Minutes

Year : 2017

Original version : French

Subtitled version : English

Country : France


Through dance, theatre or slam, young artist Siman Wenethem shares his values of the Kanak native customs. In his everyday life in the capital city of Noumea, he shows to young people that a reappropriation of their culture is possible in New Caledonia. But since his father’s cancer started, the young artist is pondering a difficult decision. He’s destined to inherit the heavy burden of his father responsibility as a traditional chief on the island of Lifou. Will he agree to leave his friends and his artistic passions in Noumea to become, in his turn, the “little chief” of his tribe?

Through the singular path of this young Kanak, the film explores how art, and especially how hip hop dance, can create a new form of dialogue and expression between Caledonian youth and their traditional culture.


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