Michel Daëron
has directed... English

Chagos ou la mémoire des îles
(UNFORGOTTEN ISLANDS)

They had one dream: go back to their native Indian Ocean Islands. Forty years after they were secretly deported by the British and the American governments, this dream comes true. But since the main island Diego Garcia has become the biggest American military base outside the USA, they are only entitled to a one day-visit per island…

Production : VAGABOND FILMS (Australia) - MBC (Mauritius)
SBC (Seychelles) - FILAO FILMS (France) more information

Distribution : SHK and Ronin Films (Asia-Pacific)

Il était une île, Diego Garcia
(Once Upon An Island Diego Garcia)

The Chagossians led a fierce legal battle in London in order to win the right to return to their native islands. And they won… a one day-visit per island.

Production : VAGABOND FILMS (Australia) - MBC (Mauritius)
SBC (Seychelles) - FRANCE TELEVISIONS - FILAO FILMS
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La dérive de l'Atlantic
(Atlantic Drift)

In 1940, 2000 Jews succeed in escaping Nazi Germany through the Danube River. But three months later they were intercepted by the UK Royal Navy in Cyprus and then deported to Mauritius and imprisoned for 5 years.

Production : FILAO FILMS - LES FILMS D'ICI - FRANCE TELEVISIONS
PRATT FOUNDATION (Australia) - EXTRAFILM (Austria)
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Moruroa, le grand secret
(Moruroa, the big secret)

According to the French military, Moruroa, island in French Polynesia, site of more than 200 nuclear tests, poses no danger to the local population. Tahitians who have worked near the site, tell a complete different story.

Production : POINT DU JOUR - ARTE

Distribution : Filao Films

Les tondues de la libération
(The shaved women of the Liberation)

In August 1944, France celebrates its liberation and turns against… its women. In the towns and the countryside, mobs forcibly shave heads to shame thousands of women.

Production : POINT DU JOUR - PLANETE TV

Distribution : Filao Films

Contre-Jour de Sibérie
(Contre-Jour de Sibérie)

A Portrait of Vladimir Ablamsky, a Russian photographer deported in Siberia for twenty years but who secretly managed to build a camera in the very heart of the Gulag.

Production : PROFILMA - FRANCE TELEVISIONS
GORKI STUDIOS (Russia)

Distribution : PROFILMA

Lune d'avril sur Canala
(April moon pver Canala)

Three pro-independence indigenous Kanaks from Canala (New Caledonia) have to deal with the numerous problems that arise within their people following the political commitment to the fight for independence.

Production : POINT DU JOUR - ABC TV (Australia)

Distribution : Filao Films