4 Feb 2015

Solomons' film premieres at FIFO

3:09 pm on 4 February 2015

A Solomon Islands documentary has premiered at the Pacific International Documentary Film Festival, or FIFO, in Tahiti.

One of 15 films in the competition, The Test centres on a boy fishing for tuna as part of a traditional rite of passage to prove his manhood.

The film's producer, Anouk Ride, says The Test is the first film directed by a Solomon Islander to be screened at such an international level.

"In the Solomon Islands, you often get documentary teams from say the BBC or you know, any of the big production and TV companies coming in, but the story is always narrated and directed by outsiders. Whereas what we are hoping to achieve and start with this film is to have more Solomon Island stories told by Solomon Islanders."

The film's producer, Anouk Ride.

This year's festival also includes a film about the impact of Exxon Mobil's liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea.

The winners will be announced on February 8.