Vai

“It isn’t just gorgeous, it feels spiritually poignant, a reaffirmation of cultural identity and a showcase of the strength of women’s stories.”
RobertEbert.com

A portmanteau feature film made by nine female Pacific filmmakers

Vai is filmed in 9 different Pacific countries: Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Samoa, Niue and 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. In each of these Pacific nations ‘vai’ means water.

 
 
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Year: 2019
Directors: Nicole Whippy, ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Mīria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, Becs Arahanga
Executive Producer: Richard Fletcher 
Screenwriters: Sharon Whippy, Nicole Whippy, ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Mīria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, Becs Arahanga
Cast:
Hinetu Dell,Maliaga Erick, Fiona Collins, Evotia-Rose Araiti, Agnes Pele Betsy Luitolo,'Ar-Ramadi Longopoa, Mereani Tuimatanisiga
Distributor:
Vendetta Films
International Sales: MPI International
Release Date: 4 April 2019
Festivals:
Berlinale, SXSW
Genre:
Drama
Running Time:
88 mins