New Caledonia was built on a painful history of colonization plagued by bloody violence between loyalists and separatists.

During this nightmare, wars were waged, convicts were deported, and the native Kanak identity was suppressed. Twenty-five years after the signing of the peace accord the Matignon Agreement – when leaders Jean-Marie Tjibaou and Jacques Lafleur agreed to a “shared nation” – this documentary explores the communal history of a tiny territory on the road to independence.

Screens with My Adopted Family.