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thumbnail Tanna (2015, Vanuatu/ Australia)

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Starring: Bentley Dean and Martin Butler
Genre: Drama
Duration: 100 mins

Set in the mountainous areas of a Vanuatu island covered in rainforest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story tells of a sister’s loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new. It is enacted by the Yakel tribe who have rejected colonial and Christian influences. With their documentary backgrounds, co-directors Bentley Dean and Martin Butler continue in the rich vein of dramas made by Australian film-makers who’ve returned from remote communities with striking work, made consultatively and with an ear for local voices.

Screening Date: 17-Apr-16

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