© 2010 Eliane Koller
ethnology | society
D/PF/PF 2010 | 52 min
There is a little island universe in the middle of the pacific, whose inhabitants are used to sharing their children. In the last 50 years, this old tradition, the fa’a’amu, has grown beyond the borders of Polynesia and vigorously changed. Even though it is an important issue in contemporary Maohi culture, no documentary has ever touched the most delicate aspect of this custom: the french coming to adopt here.
Around 130 couples roam the streets of Tahiti every year for a mother that destiny has chosen for them. Some get lucky after one day. Others
But do they really understand, what sharing a baby means? This story is about Marc and Nathalie from France. It is about Heimata and Patrick,
from Tahiti, who have given them their baby. And it is the story of an incredible quest.
|Original title||MEINE ADOPTIERTE FAMILIE|
CAST AND CREW