Vai 2019 PG
1.00PM Sat 7 Mar 2020 (1hr 30mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
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).
DIGITAL, COLOUR, STEREO, 90 MINUTES, NEW ZEALAND, FIJIAN/TONGAN/ROVIANA/SAMOAN/COOK ISLANDS MĀORI/NIUEAN/MAORI/ENGLISH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: BECS ARAHANGA, AMBERLEY JO AUMUA, MATASILA FRESHWATER, DIANNA FUEMANA, MIRIA GEORGE, OFA GUTTENBEIL, MARINA MCCARTNEY, NICOLE WHIPPY, SHARON WHIPPY / SCRIPT: SHARON WHIPPY, NICOLE WHIPPY, OFA-KI-LEVUKA GUTTENBEIL-LIKILIKI, MATASILA FRESHWATER, AMBERLEY JO AUMUA, MIRIA GEORGE, MARINA ALOFAGIA, MARINA ALOFAGIA MCCARTNEY, DIANA FUEMANA, BECS ARAHANGA/ CINEMATOGRAPHER: DREW STURGE / EDITOR: DIONE CHARD/ PROD CO: BROWN SUGAR APPLE GRUNT PRODUCTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF POST / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: VENDETTA FILMS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP