Lañinbwil's Gift 2011 Ages 12+

2.45PM Sat 30 Mar 2019 (1hr 39mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Lañinbwil's Gift is the story of Jacob, an old island man with a complicated secret. When Jacob was a teenager, a noniep, a Marshallese fairy known for helping troubled souls, transformed him. This favour, however, came with a huge cost: the noniep made Jacob promise that one day in the future he must bestow this newfound intelligence upon another deserving person with Jacob's only instructions being that he would know 'who' when the time came. After a lifetime of pondering this otherworldly commitment to the noniep, Jacob finally discovers Lañinbwil, a homeless young man who has been abandoned by his family and who lives in a large tattered cardboard box beside a government office building... Just when Jacob begins to get close to the troubled youth, Lañinbwil unwittingly gets caught up in a war of mystical power between an evil Mejenkwar, a demon that possesses young pregnant women, and her archenemy, the gifted, shamanic old woman, Lijimu.” – Microwave Films

CREDITS

DIGITAL, STEREO, COLOUR, 99 MINUTES, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MARSHALLESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: SUZANNE CHUTARO, JACK NIEDENTHAL / SCRIPT: JACK NIEDENTHAL / CAST: IOHAAN ANJOLOK, LULANI RITOK, NETHA GIDEON, LYLE TARKWON / MUSIC: NELU DEBRUM / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MICROWAVE FILMS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MICROWAVE FILMS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP