Sunday, June 23, 2019
3:30 pm–5:10 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2019-06-23 15:30:00 2019-06-23 17:10:00 Vai 06/23/2019 - 15:30 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Nicole Whippy, ’Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Mīria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, and Becs Arahanga (New Zealand, 2019, 90 min.). Digital. Fijian, Tongan, Roviana, Samoan, Cook Islands Māori, Niuean, English, and Maori with English subtitles.

Vai is a film about female empowerment that spans the Pacific, telling the story of one woman’s life in eight separate moments from the perspective of eight different island cultures. The anthology film was made by nine female Pacific filmmakers and filmed in seven different Pacific countries: Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue, and Aotearoa (New Zealand). It depicts the journey of empowerment over the lifetime of a woman named Vai, or vai (water), played by a different indigenous actress in each of the Pacific countries.

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