NZ Herald 4/5 Stars “The rich storytelling veins being tapped into here suggest a universe of possibilities.”
Drama from the producers of Waru that tells eight stories about one woman’s journey of empowerment through culture.
RAGLAN MOVIES at the OLD SCHOOL, 5 Stewart Street, Raglan
VAI 90 mins (PG)
Saturday 18th May 6.00pm
Sunday 19th May 7.30pm
Book online: raglanmovies.nz, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm.
Door sales from 30 mins before session times.
Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale at all screenings.
Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
The reduced concession rate is for $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).
Vai is a film about female empowerment that spans the breadth of the Pacific telling the story of one woman’s life in eight separate moments from the perspective of eight different pacific island cultures. ‘Vai’ is a portmanteau feature film made by 9 female Pacific filmmakers, filmed in 7 different Pacific countries: Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand). It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai, played by a different indigenous actress in each of the Pacific countries. Vai carries the theme of water and connection through her journey across the islands.
Directed by Ofa-ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Amberley Jo Aumua, Becs Arahanga, Dianna Fuemana, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Mīria George, Matasila Freshwater, Sharon Whippy, Nicole Whippy
Starring Hinetu Dell, Evotia-Rose Araiti, Betsy Lania Luitolo, Agnes Pele, Ro Mereani Adi Tuimatanisiga
Written by Ofa-ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Amberley Jo Aumua, Becs Arahanga, Dianna Fuemana, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Mīria George, Matasila Freshwater, Sharon Whippy, Nicole Whippy
Drama, Festival & Independent | 90mins PG Coarse language | New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga