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New Caledonia: Controversy around the 1988 Ouvéa Hostage Taking Movie

Categories: Oceania, Western Europe, France, New Caledonia, Citizen Media, Film, History

French filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz's movie “L'ordre et la  morale” (“Order and morality”), that recounts the tragic 1988 hostage taking at the Ouvéa cave [1], is not welcome in New Caledonia. The blog Ecran Noir (‘Black Screen’) describes the local controversy around the film's release, here [2] and here [3] [fr]. After New Caledonia's one and only theater declined, the movie will finally be shown in the Tjibaou Cultural Center [4] [fr] in the capital Nouméa, on Déc. 12.