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"Vai dvd"
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"A lovely film from the Pacific"
4 stars"
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A compendium of short films, telling stories of the lives of women in Pacific nations. Sits beside Waru as a companion film, linked through the theme of water (vai). Highly recommended.

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A feature film by 9 female Pacific filmmakers and filmed on seven Pacific islands. It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai.

8 connecting moments of seemingly different lives thread together Vai’s journey of empowerment through culture over her lifetime.

Beautifully shot over 7 Pacific countries, and played by a different indigenous actress in each place, Vai links together a story of family, culture, and at times, isolation.

A delicate exploration into the meaning of growth, adaptation, and most notably, a connection to water and home.

Critic Reviews:

  • " It isn't just gorgeous, it feels spiritually poignant, a reaffirmation of cultural identity and a showcase of the strength of women's stories. " – Monica Castillo
  • " Vai captures the multifaceted experience of being a Pasifika (Pacific Islander) woman while maintaining a dexterous continuity of style and mood. " – CJ Sheu
  • " I found Vai to be deeply immersive. " – Kate Rodger
Release date NZ
July 17th, 2019
Movie Format
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Aspect Ratio
  • 2.35 : 1
English, Samoan, Maori, Tongan
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Number of Discs
  • Drama
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