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Vai / Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions presents in association with the New Zealand Film Commission ; a film by the Whippy Sisters, 'Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Matasila Freshwater, Amberley Jo Aumua, Mīria George, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Dianna Fuemana, Becs Arahanga ; produced by Kerry Warkia & Kiel McNaughton.

Whippy, Sharon, (screenwriter.). Whippy, Nicole, (screenwriter,, film director.). Guttenbeil-Likiliki, 'Ofa-Ki-Levuka, (screenwriter,, film director.). Freshwater, Matasila, (screenwriter,, film director.). Aumua, Amberley Jo, (screenwriter,, film director.). George, Miria, 1980- (screenwriter,, film director.). McCartney, Marina Alofagia, (screenwriter,, film director.). Fuemana, Dianna, (screenwriter,, film director.). Arahanga, Becs, (screenwriter,, film director.). Warkia, Kerry, (film producer.). McNaughton, Kiel, (film producer.). Tuimatanisiga, Ro Mereani Adi, (actor.). Longopoa, Ar-Ramadi, (actor.). Luitolo, Betsy, (actor.). Pele, Agnes, (actor.). Araiti, Evotia-Rose, (actor.). Collins, Fiona (Actress), (actor.). Erick, Maliaga, (actor.). Dell, Hinetu, (actor.). Sturge, Drew, (director of photography.). King, Lauren (Composer), (composer (expression)). Chard, Dione, (editor of moving image work.). Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions, (presenter,, production company.). New Zealand Film Commission, (presenter.). MPI Home Video (Firm), (publisher.). Ro Mereani Adi Tuimatanisiga, Ar-Ramadi Longopoa, Betsy Luitolo, Agnes Pele, Evotia-Rose Araiti, Fiona Collins, Maliaga Erick, Hinetu Dell. (Cast).

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Item details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Orland Park, Illinois] : MPI Home Video, [2019]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Wide screen.
Special features: Filmmaker interviews; trailer.
Fiji / written & directed by the Whippy Sisters (writer, Sharon Whippy ; writer/director, Nicole Whippy) -- Tonga / written & directed by , 'Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki -- Solomon Islands / written & directed by Matasila Freshwater -- NZ born Samoan / written & directed by Amberley Jo Aumua -- Kuki Airani (Cook Islands) / written & directed by Mīria George -- Samoa / written & directed by Marina Alofagia McCartney -- Niue / written & directed by Dianna Fuemana -- Aotearoa / written & directed by Becs Arahanga.
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Classroom use may be subject to licensing restrictions.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Drew Sturge ; music, Lauren King ; editor, Dione Chard.
Participant or Performer:
Ro Mereani Adi Tuimatanisiga, Ar-Ramadi Longopoa, Betsy Luitolo, Agnes Pele, Evotia-Rose Araiti, Fiona Collins, Maliaga Erick, Hinetu Dell.
Summary, etc.:
Told from the perspectives of eight different Pacific Island cultures, directed by eight different female Pacific filmmakers, and starring eight different indigenous actresses as the title character, this portmanteau film about female empowerment tells the story of one fictitious woman's life in eight separate vignettes, each segment advancing a decade or so forward, deploying a single continuous shot where possible.
System Details:
DVD; region 1 NTSC; anamorphic widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; Dolby Audio 5.1 and 2.0 audio; [color]
Dialogue in Maori (Cook Islands and NZ), Fijian, Tongan, Roviana (Solomon Islands), Samoan, Niuean, and English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Subject: Women > Islands of the Pacific > Drama.
Women > Islands of the Pacific > Social conditions > Drama.
Power (Social sciences) > Drama.
Islands of the Pacific > Social life and customs > Drama.
Genre: Anthology films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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