Yokwe Bartowe 2010 Ages 12+

1.00PM Sat 30 Mar 2019 (1hr 30mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Yokwe Bartowe is the story of a beautiful young island girl named Lijiamao who is kidnapped by an evil demon bird. The ancient legend of the 'kwolej' bird dictates that its main mission in life is to create sorrow and misfortune in the world. Bartowe is Lijiamao's 20-year-old brother and he was supposed to be watching his sister on the day she mysteriously vanished while swimming in the lagoon. He is blamed for her disappearance by his mother. Even though most people believe that Lijiamao has drowned, the fact that no one ever found her body in extremely shallow water has everyone puzzled. Only Lijiamao's best friend Tili refuses to believe she is dead, much to the dismay of her principal, her teacher and her classmates.” – Microwave Films

CREDITS

DIGITAL, STEREO, COLOUR, 90 MINUTES, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MARSHALLESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTORS: JACK NIEDENTHAL, SUZANNE CHUTARO / SCRIPT: JACK NIEDENTHAL / CAST: LYEL TARKWON, NETHA GIDEON, MARTHA HORIUCHI, JEFFERSON PAULIS, BILLMA MELSON, NICA WASE / MUSIC: NICA WASE, LUSUC NIEDENTHAL, LULANI RITOK, LYEL TARKWON / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MICROWAVE FILMS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MICROWAVE FILMS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP