Review of new feature film “L’ordre et la morale”, by French filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz, which dramatises the hostage crisis on the island of Ouvea in April and May 1988 – screening in English as “Rebellion” in 2012.
As New Caledonia moves towards a decision on its political status after 2014, a film on the 1988 Ouvea crisis has sparked controversy, charges of censorship and new debates about the history of the Kanak independence struggle.
“L’ordre et la morale”, by French filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz, dramatises the hostage crisis and massacre on the island of Ouvea in April and May 1988.
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15 January 2012
Remembering the Ouvea massacre: New film on New Caledonia stirs up old memories
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