in the PRESS :
"Documentaries about natural disasters can be tough going on an audience."
Documentaries about natural disasters can be tough going on an audience. Often it's with a sense of trepidation that the next hour won't be pleasant viewing BUT to my very pleasant surprise, by the end of this beautifully shot story I had a smile on my face and a strong need to visit this land of smiles. Sandrine Charruyer and her team of passionate film makers have gone about telling a story of resilience along with a deep rooted culture of optimism. I applaud the people of Vanuatu, the Red Cross and the team that bought this uplifting story.
"An honest and sensitive documentary that pays tribute to the citizens of Port-Vila. A testimony very well made, a must see!"
Un documentaire honnête et sensible qui rend hommage aux citoyens de Port-vila. Un témoignage très bien réalisé, à voir !" "An honest and sensitive documentary that pays tribute to the citizens of Port-Vila. A testimony very well realize, to see! " "Wan gud Documentary. I storian stret wanem hapen taem blo cyclone Pam. Go luk movie ia !" Gaspard d'Ornano, Ex Video-Editor blo VBTC. Daerekta lo FrapaDoc Productions (Franis)
"This fascinating documentary has revealed a world of peoples and traditions I knew nothing about"
This fascinating documentary has revealed a world of peoples and traditions I knew nothing about. As so often is the case throughout the developing world, the resilience of the native population in the face of natural disasters is absolutely humbling.Their ingenious use of natural resources, their customs, community spirit and inner strength are truly inspiring. There is the temptation to slip in a 'them and us' frame of mind, watching the documentary solely as an informative narrative on the inhabitants of a far-off island with more basic, primitive infrastructures and traditions. But what a waste that would be, for this multi layered and beautifully textured story board offers a window on the essence of what it means to be human and to live together in a world fraught with danger. What I take away from PAMdemonium is the urgent necessity for all of us to communicate, despite the obstacles of cultural and linguistic differences."