Dean and Butler breathe new life into their premise - based on real-life circumstances that plagued Tanna's tribes in the '80s - through loving attentiveness to their setting's verdant colors and bustling sounds.

— Nick Schager, Village Voice


Film • May 10

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This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series.

Director: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean

Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister’s loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new. Nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, a first for Australia!

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2016. Australia, Vanuatu. 100 minutes. This film is not yet rated by the MPAA.