Vai

Vai

DVD - 2019 | Maori | Widescreen version
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Told from the perspectives of eight different Pacific Island cultures, directed by eight different female Pacific filmmakers, and starring eight different indigenous actresses as the title character, this portmanteau film about female empowerment tells the story of one fictitious woman's life in eight separate vignettes, each segment advancing a decade or so forward, deploying a single continuous shot where possible.
Contents: Fiji / written & directed by the Whippy Sisters (writer, Sharon Whippy ; writer/director, Nicole Whippy)
Tonga / written & directed by , 'Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki
Solomon Islands / written & directed by Matasila Freshwater
NZ born Samoan / written & directed by Amberley Jo Aumua
Kuki Airani (Cook Islands) / written & directed by Mīria George
Samoa / written & directed by Marina Alofagia McCartney
Niue / written & directed by Dianna Fuemana
Aotearoa / written & directed by Becs Arahanga
Publisher: [Orland Park, Illinois] : MPI Home Video, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen version
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD V WORLD (MULTILINGUAL)
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
Alternative Title: Vai (Motion picture)

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iza
Mar 06, 2020

A beautifully done movie is about the harsh life and sacrifices thatwomen, who live in this Pacific islands,must undertake for the well being of their community. The views are breathtaking; you feel emerged in this beauty and witness a deep and ancestral culture

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ms_mustard
Feb 05, 2020

in praise of women in lush cinematography - excellent
9 women of 7 Pacific island cultures directing 8 women representing 8 stages of women's lives on these Pacific islands - Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani, Samoa, Niue, and Aotearoa

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LynJoan
Dec 12, 2019

Initially I was captivated by this film; tropically located, children playing joyfully, gorgeous, joyful yet showing the grittiness of life. Suddenly all the actors were different, but the story continued. I just got used to these new 'characters' and then it switched again. It felt like someone else had the remote control and would switch it just as I finally got into it. I liked the premise, but the reality did not work for me. I did not finish it, stopping about 1/2 of the way through.

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