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Tongans pack premiere screening of ‘Vai’ film

The film is about female empowerment across the Pacific and it was told through the story of a woman named Vai, played by different indigenous actors in each of the islands depicting different stages of her life.

Vai, meaning water in each of these countries,  was directed and written by nine female Pacific filmmakers including Tonga's ‘Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki, and filmed on seven Pacific Islands; Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand).