Ña Noniep (I am the Good Fairy) 2009 Ages 12+

6.00PM Fri 29 Mar 2019 (2hrs 28mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Ña Noniep deals with the spiritual battle between a ri-anijnij (an evil Marshallese maker of black magic) and a noniep (a Marshallese fairy-like creature) for the soul of a 13-year old boy, Liki. The film portrays Liki as an "off-the-chart" brilliant student who can solve math problems without using pencil or paper and who can read a thick novel in a few days. His goal is to attend high school in America. Through no fault of his own, after a serious car accident involving his father and the family of his best friend, Miko, Liki finds his life threatened by Miko's evil grandmother, Lijimu, who is a woman known throughout the islands as a horribly diabolical maker of black magic. Lijimu casts a spell on Liki, and this drives the unusually nice, polite and studious boy, insane. Only the noniep can help him, but first the noniep must overcome the enormous power of the evil Lijimu.” – Microwave Films

CREDITS

DIGITAL, STEREO, COLOUR, 148 MINUTES, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MARSHALLESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCRIPT: JACK NIEDENTHAL / CAST: LULANI RITOK, RANDON JACK, NETHA GIDEON, KYLE TREVOR, MATITI JOHNSON / MUSIC: LULANI RITOK, KERYANN LEJENNA, CARLY ANN NOTE, CINDERELLA LAJIDRIK / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MICROWAVE FILMS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MICROWAVE FILMS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP