Vai
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Vai

Sat
18
Sat Jan 18 12:00 PM

Bellingen Memorial Hall
Wheelchair
100 Percent
General Admission
95 Mins
January
Sat Jan 18

Fri Jan 24

Nine female filmmakers come together to produce eight short films, forming together to tell the life story of Pacific Islander woman, Vai. Although the nine filmmakers come from a diverse array of islands, the name of their protagonist has a common meaning - water. As we pass through the day, Vai is seven years old in Fiji by morning, and by night is great-grandmother to the next generation in Aotearoa.

Shifting, ephemeral and poetic, her story is one of Indigenous resilience and identity, of female strength and intuition, and one of bonds to the land, sea and sky, in its fluidity, inspired by the water. A spiritual sequel to the impactful Waru (SWIFF ’18) from the same producers, Vai beautifully expands the scope and commands attention.

“It isn’t just gorgeous, it feels spiritually poignant, a reaffirmation of cultural identity and a showcase of the strength of women’s stories.” – RogerEbert.com

In Cook Islands Maori, Fijian, Maori, Niuean, Roviana, Samoan and Tongan with English Subtitles
January
Sat Jan 18

Fri Jan 24

Bellingen Memorial Hall

35 Hyde Street Bellingen, New South Wales, 2454