Papeete - Tahiti The 9th edition of this festival whose reputation is growing year after year, and this for good reasons: a selection of outstanding documentaries, which lets the viewers travel to the heart of an authentic and contemporary Oceania, away from the clichés. After Luc Jacquet in 2011, French director Elie Chouraqui chairs the jury this year. On the sidelines of the festival, are workshops, seminars and pitch sessions. The FIFO welcomes the 4th digital Encounters and the 3rd Night of Fiction. information: www.fifo-tahiti.com

February 6 to 14 ART JEWELRY EXHIBITION • French Polynesia’s Territorial Assembly - Papeete - Tahiti

Refinement, quality and originality are the key words of this 11th Jewelry Exhibition. As usual, it brings together dozens of the most renowned creators, from all Polynesian archipelagos. Local resources – pearls, nacre, bone, wood, seeds, etc. - allied to precious metals as well as Polynesian inspiration give rise to unique and surprising creations. information: Fauura Bouteau + 689 750 363

February 28 to March 10 THEATER: “GEORGE DANDIN”, BY MOLIÈRE • Papeete - Tahiti Directed by Gerald Mingo and Catherine Chanson, this play offers a revisited version of this most famous comedy by

Molière. Sets and costumes in the style of the "Sun King” century, a funny story with “comics” style situations, constitute a colorful and original approach to reconcile you, if necessary, with Classical Theater! information: +689 544 544 www.maisondelaculture.pf

February 23 to 25 TAHITI’S GUITAR FESTIVAL • Hotel le Méridien - Punaauia - Tahiti The fifth Tahiti’s Guitar Festival takes place, like each year, in the magnificent setting of Hotel Méridien in Tahiti. For three days, guests among the most respected in their own style will share the stage. In the program for 2012: Valérie Duchateau (classic), Small World Project (Sébastien Dufour, Patrick Graham and Frederic Samson - Canada) & Solorazaf, Greg Zlap (Blues - harmonica & guitar), Steve Fernandez (Jazz - New Caledonia) & Yacine Malik . information: www.tahitifestivalguitare.org


March 5 ARRIVAL OF THE GOSPEL • All over Polynesia This year marks the 214th anniversary of the arrival of the Gospel in French

Polynesia, and more precisely, of the first Protestant missionaries in Matavai Bay on the east coast of Tahiti. The parishioners of the various Protestant districts in French Polynesia organize a liturgical celebration, musical entertainment, dance performances and various events. information: eglise protestante ma’ohi - Tel.: +689 460 600

March 23 to April 8 THEATER: “I AM EVERYBODY’S FATHER” • House of Culture’s Small Theater -

Papeete - Tahiti Michael Paolini is a proud father: he has 7 children from 4 different women and will soon have an 8th kid from a 5th “wife”! His life is beautiful, but complicated with five wives, his seven children, his mother, the desires of some, the complaints of the others, the scheduling, the menus, week A or week B, in short, daily happiness! information: www.cameleon.pf

SPECIAL MAHANA PAE • Papeete - Tahiti "Mahana Pae i Papeete" is a bi-monthly event organized for the visitors and the public. All the actors, whether cultural, tourism, artistic, economic or institutional, are invited to get together and share with the public entertainment on various themes through exhibitions, film screenings, demonstrations, tastings, dance shows, etc. See you during the day around the booths of the Papeete Market, the Tourism Office, the Bougainville Park and the sailboats dock as well as, in the evening, on Vai'ete Square.

January 27 / February 24 / March 30

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