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Tanna (Australian, from the Island of Vanuatu and its people, English Subtitles)

Vanuatu is about 1000 miles from Australia and 500 miles from Fiji. The filmmakers spent several months with the people and filmed a story, based on true events, about two young people, Wasa and Dain, the chief’s grandson, who fall in love and refused to take part in the system of arranged marriages. The movies is about the consequences of that choice. I loved the film. It was beautiful to look at – the cinematography is stunning – and the music is gorgeous. The story also is quite powerful; it is somewhat like a Vanuatu version of Romeo and Juliet.  The tribe’s people were essentially the cast, making this an interesting combination of a documentary and drama. Huge thumbs up from me for a film that tells a love story that has universal appeal.

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