May 4, 2019 –
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.
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
Our theatre is cosy and inviting. 2K Digital Projection with Dolby 5.1 Audio.
Our volunteers open the theatre doors and box office 30 minutes before the start time of each session.
Door sales if available from 30 minutes before the start of each session. If you want to check if seats are available phone 825 0023, from 30 minutes before the start of each session.
Due to our small capacity we recommend that reserves are made using the web reservation system as shown below.
There are no allocated seats. Arrive early to get the seat that's right for you from our eclectic collection of couches, reception and other chairs.
There is a cafe with juice, Bundaberg drinks, popcorn plus yummy food on sale. Most sessions are licensed with wine, cider and beer available.
Pay at the door by cash or EFTPOS.
The office is usually open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 2pm for pre-purchase of tickets or to pay for reserves.
We accept online reserve requests up to about 1 pm on the day of screening– provided the session isn’t already full.
Online reserves are available for payment from 30 minutes before the start of a session to 15 minutes before the start.
From 15 minutes before the start they will be resold if the session is full.
Online ticket sales for this event are closed.