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TANNA: Opening Night Film
Massachusetts premiere

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Directed by Martin Butler & Bentley Dean
Australia, Vanuatu | 2016 | 100 min. | Nauvhal with English subtitles | Massachusetts premiere


Preceded by an optional dinner at the theater at 6:00 PM catered by Cooking Culture/Trillfoods and featuring the cuisine of the Vanuatu islands. Dinner tickets are $29and must be purchased by March 17 at 6 PM, no exceptions. Purchase dinner tickets here. Purchase movie ticket separately (not included in the cost of the dinner).


One of this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Film! A film about the universally transformative power of love and a heartfelt story about a sister’s loyalty, a forbidden love affair, and the transition from the old ways to the new among the Yakel tribe of the Vanuatu Islands in the Pacific. Based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel, one of a number of villages in Tanna’s central mountain chain that have held on to their fully traditional lifestyle, maintaining its belief system and social structure despite contact with the modern world. 


Speakers: Co-directors Bentley Dean and Martin Butler via Skype.


Nation Sponsors

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Capital Sponsor

Whole Foods Market