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Tanna – Special Community Screening at Maysles
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmDonation
Tanna is set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an intertribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors’ intent on killing them. They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom. Tanna is based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu.
Join us for a special screening of Tanna, the Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film on February 28th!
On Tuesday, February 28th, at 7pm, our special post-Oscars screening of Tanna will take place at Maysles Cinema; followed by an engaging Q&A with Ambassador Robert Van Lierop and Sister Malika Lee Whitney. Join us!
Tanna had its NY Premiere at the 23rd New York African Film Festival. We expect another engaging evening with this stunning film.
About the Film:
Tanna is set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. As this true story unfolds matters of the heart, preservation of traditional culture and individual freedom are explored. Tanna is an alluring and beautifully crafted film performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu.
Suggested Donation is $10. Tickets will also be available at the door.