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 womanâ€™s life in eight separate moments from the perspective of eight different pacific island cultures. â€˜Vaiâ€™ 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, MÄ«ria 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, MÄ«ria George, Matasila Freshwater, Sharon Whippy, Nicole Whippy
Drama, Festival & Independent | 90mins PG Coarse language | New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga