Directors Nicole Whippy, ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Miria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, Becs Arahanga| 2019 | 90 minutes | Drama | New Zealand | Fijian, Tongan, Roviana (Solomon Islands), Samoan, Cook Islands Maori, Niuean, English, Maori (NZ)
Official Selection – Berlinale Film Festival 2019 – NATIVe
Official Selection – SXSW 2019
Official Selection – Maoriland Film Festival 2019
Opening the 2019 Berlinale’s NATIVe section, VAI is a film about female empowerment telling the story of one woman’s life in eight separate moments from the perspective of eight different Pacific Island cultures.
Beautifully shot, celebratory and epic, at times heartbreaking and uplifting, VAI is a seamless portmanteau film directed by eight female Pacific directors.
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