Vai 2019 PG

8.00PM Wed 23 Mar 2022 (1hr 30mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A beautifully realised anthology film in which nine female Pacific filmmakers tell the life story of Vai - whose name means 'water' in each of the seven Pacific countries in which it was filmed. Beginning her story as a young child in Fiji and ending it as a wise grandmother in New Zealand, Vai is a compelling character study that explores personal growth and spiritual connections to home and water. The film was shot across Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand).

PG | Mild coarse language

CREDITS

DIGITAL, COLOUR, STEREO, 90 MINUTES, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND/FIJI/TONGA/SOLOMON ISLANDS/COOK ISLANDS/SAMOA/NIUE, FIJIAN/TONGAN/ROVIANA/SAMOAN/MĀORI KŪKI ‘ĀIRANI/ENGLISH/MĀORI/NIUEAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTORS/SCRIPT: BECS ARAHANGA, AMBERLEY JO AUMUA, MATASILA FRESHWATER, DIANNA FUEMANA, MĪRIA GEORGE, ‘OFA-KI-LEVUKA GUTTENBEIL-LIKILIKI, MARINA ALOFAGIA MCCARTNEY, NICOLE WHIPPY, SHARON WHIPPY / PRODUCERS: KIEL MCNAUGHTON, KERRY WARKIA / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DREW STURGE / EDITOR: DIONE CHARD / CAST: MEREANI TUIMATANISIGA, ‘AR-RAMADI LONGOPOA, BETSY LANIA LUITOLO / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: VENDETTA FILMS