Tanna

Tanna

DVD - 2017 | Austronesian (Other)
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In one of the last traditional tribes in the South Pacific, a young girl falls in love with her chief 's grandson. But when war with their enemies escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by warriors of both tribes. With their lives on the line, the star-crossed lovers must choose between their hearts and the peaceful future of the tribe.
Publisher: [Studio City, CA] : Lightyear Entertainment, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,5.1 Dolby
video file,DVD video,all regions

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lindy919
Oct 22, 2017

Around 30 minutes in we are shown that the tribe is not all that remote (the girl and grandpa make a half-day journey that brings them close enough to see civilization). After seeing this, the only thought that ran through my head was 'Why would ANYONE choose to live like this?' I turned it off shortly thereafter.

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lisameyer13
Oct 18, 2017

Enjoyed the movie. Loved the extra features giving a look into the tribe/people in the film.

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sunnyfeline
Aug 07, 2017

This is a film beautifully made about the true story of forbidden love and rivalry between two different tribes.

d2013 May 29, 2017

Based on true events, this is a fascinating look at indigenous culture and a moving love story. Cinematography is breathtaking!

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bitsysmom
May 18, 2017

A beautiful story of forbidden love.

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graybear1
Apr 24, 2017

I recommend this if you find learning about other cultures interesting. If not, you'll probably find it boring. Stunning visuals; I believe it won for cinematography in some international film fests (Vienna included). Slow developing but very interesting to see this "primitive" culture as it still existed in the late 1980s (and later?)! The parts are all played (surprisingly well) by some of the actual village members.

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beaches4evr
Apr 12, 2017

WARNING-----VERRRY SMALL SUB-TITLES. I COULDN'T EVEN WATCH. VERY DISAPPOINTED!

AL_ALISON Mar 02, 2017

This film was nominated for Best Foreign Film this year. It is an Australian/Vanuatu co-production. It is based on a true story that explores a Romeo-and-Juliet-style love between two members of one of the world's last tribal societies in the South Pacific. Truly eye-opening.

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