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Settlers Film Night - Tanna


Fri 14 Oct 2016, 8:00pm–10:00pm

Where: Oratia Settlers Hall, 569 West Coast Rd, Oratia, Auckland

Restrictions: M

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $12.00
  • Senior/Student: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Robin Kewell

Please note this film is on instead of the previously advertised 'Rams'.

Tanna (M):
A wonderful Pacifica Romeo and Juliet story based on a recent true event.

The film was shot on Tanna, one of the islands of Vanuatu in the Pacific off the coast of Qld. It is a contemporary story, not that it matters, little has changed in thousands of years for the traditional tribes living barely clad in the jungles. Dain, the Yakel chief's son, loves Wawa but she is promised to another by custom.

The love marriage that the two want will surely lead to war between the tribes. What will the tribal chiefs do? Made by Australian filmmakers Martin Butler & Bentley Dean while living and working with the Yakel tribe, the result is a lushly beautiful, suspenseful and uniquely rewarding story. The island setting is cinematic with its active volcano, dense jungle, ash plains and sandy beaches. The untrained, brown-skinned actors bring both realism and natural charm to this mythic, Romeo & Juliet story imbued with traditional cultural elements.

The medicine man plays the medicine man, Chief Charlie plays himself and Dain, the acknowledged most handsome was put forward to play the lead role.

"Stunning, atmospheric, beautiful and gripping this film is a must see." - Variety 2016

Ticket includes tea, coffee and biscuits. Cash sales only at the door.
Phone a reservation - 09 818 2489.

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