Vai

Directed by Multiple Directors
2019
New Zealand
90 minutes
15+
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Fabulously rich storytelling from the South Pacific: the imaginary figure Vai is every woman of every age. A beautifully crafted portmanteau feature by nine women filmmakers.
This beautiful-looking anthology was shot in seven different Pacific countries – Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand). 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.

Producers Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton (the team that created Waru) have assembled an impressive team of directors and actors to deliver a delightful, passionate portrait of an environment, culture, community and its womenfolk.

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It isn’t just gorgeous, it feels spiritually poignant, a reaffirmation of cultural identity and a showcase of the strength of women’s stories.
Monica Castillo, rogerebert.com

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Sun 18 August
4:45pm
Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie
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Year
2019
Classification
15+
Country
New Zealand
Language
In Fijian, Tongan, Roviana (Solomon Islands),Samoan, Cook Islands Maori, Miuean, English and
Director
Amberley Jo Aumua, Becs Arahanga, Diana Fuemana, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Matasila Freshwater, Miria George, Nicole Whippy, 'Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki
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