Vai

Directed by Multiple Directors
New Zealand
90 minutes
15+
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With fabulously rich storytelling from the South Pacific: the imaginary figure Vai is every woman of every age. A gorgeously crafted portmanteau feature by nine women filmmakers.
SELECTED: BERLINALE & SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019

This beautiful-looking anthology was shot in seven different Pacific countries. In each location, a different Indigenous actress plays Vai at singular stages in her life, over a single day: beginning as a seven-year-old girl in Fiji (Mereani Tui Matanisiga) and ending in New Zealand as a great-grandmother (Hintu Dell) to the next generation. From the team that created Waru, comes an impressive team of directors and actors to deliver a delightful, passionate portrait of an environment, culture, community and its womenfolk.
A visually sunny yet poetically sorrowful portmanteau feature.
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Sat 22 February
3pm
Alice Springs Cinema
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Classification
15+
Country
New Zealand
Language
In Fijian, Tongan, Roviana (Solomon Islands) Samoan, Cook Islands Māori, Niuean, English and Maori (NZ) with English subtitles
Director
Becs Arahanga, Nicole Whippy, 'Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Miria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Diana Fuemana
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