Vai

Vai

‘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. In each of these Pacific nations ‘vai’ means water.



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Credits

Director: Nicole Whippy, ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Mīria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, Becs Arahanga
Producer: Kerry Warkia, Kiel McNaughton
Screenwriter: Sharon Whippy, Nicole Whippy, ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Mīria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, Becs Arahanga
Cinematographer: Drew Sturge
Editor: Dione Chard
Production Designer: Riria Lee
Music: Lauren King
Principal Cast: Mereani Tuimatanisiga, Betsy Luitolo, Agnes Pele, Evotia-Rose Araiti, Fiona Collins, Maliaga Erick, Hinetu Dell

Contact

Distributor 
MPI Media Group
nicola@mpimedia.com
Public Film Contact
Kerry Warkia
Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
kerry@bsagproductions.com
+64 21427977
Publicity Contact
Laurent BOYÉ
laurent@jazopr.com
+1-310-220-7239
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Year: 2019
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Global
Screening Format: Narrative Feature
Country: Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga
Language: Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, English
Runtime: 90:00 mins