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
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!