A film by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

2009 France - Documentary


A quiet island, lost in the pacific ocean. Nothing worth of interest, until the day a stroke of luck, phosphate, provided by the island's coral core, led the country to incredible heights : in 1975, it became the second richest country per inhabitant in the world after Saudi Arabia... Only to plunge into ruins a few years later.

  • crew

    • Producer
    • Marc De Bayser (Film Oblige)
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 90 & 52 min

awards & nominations

  • Berlin 2008 - Panorama - Audience Award

screenings in festivals & markets