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Screen cap from promotional trailer
form y Tanna single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Tanna
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'In one of the last traditional tribes in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, 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. 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. Based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Nauvhal Spoken in some parts of Vanuatu
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      Australia,
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      Contact Films ,
      2015 .
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      Screen cap from promotional trailer
      Extent: 100min.p.

Works about this Work

Oscars 2017 : Tanna and Lion Bring Heart to Hollywood in Landmark Year for Australian Film Luke Buckmaster , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 24 February 2017;
'This year, for the first time in history, two Australian films have been nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards: Lion and Hacksaw Ridge. Tanna can be considered a third, if you include best foreign-language film in the mix.' (Introduction)
Searing Insight into Tribal Life 2016 single work review
— Appears in: NT News , 4 February 2016;

— Review of Tanna Martin Butler John Collee Bentley Dean 2015 single work film/TV
'Tanna will open the 2016 Travelling Film Festival in Darwin today, in Katherine ­tomorrow and in Alice Springs on February 19...'
Isle-Cross'd Lovers : Vanuatu's Tanna and the South Pacific on Film Glenn Dunks , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Metro Magazine , Autumn vol. 188 no. 2016; (p. 24-29)
As the first film to hail from Vanuatu, the South Pacific-set forbidden romance of Tanna, which was produced in collaboration with Australia, is a landmark piece of cinema. Glenn Dunks delves into this historic film's origins and examines its achievements in light of other screen works about and set in this highly underrepresented region.
Married to the Tribe Luke Davies , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 117 2015; (p. 60-61)

— Review of Tanna Martin Butler John Collee Bentley Dean 2015 single work film/TV
Award-winning Film Tanna Sets Romeo and Juliet in the South Pacific Lamont Lindstrom , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 5 November 2015;

— Review of Tanna Martin Butler John Collee Bentley Dean 2015 single work film/TV
'The new Australian film Tanna(2015)m which won two awards at Venice Film Festival in September, is a sad romance of ill-fated island love...'
Island Love Story Simple yet Corny Jake Wilson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 November 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of Tanna Martin Butler John Collee Bentley Dean 2015 single work film/TV
Remote Tribe Stars in Indigenous Spin on Romeo and Juliet Garry Maddox , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 November 2015; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Tanna Martin Butler John Collee Bentley Dean 2015 single work film/TV
The Unbreakable Bond David Stratton , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 November 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Tanna Martin Butler John Collee Bentley Dean 2015 single work film/TV
Award-winning Film Tanna Sets Romeo and Juliet in the South Pacific Lamont Lindstrom , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 5 November 2015;

— Review of Tanna Martin Butler John Collee Bentley Dean 2015 single work film/TV
'The new Australian film Tanna(2015)m which won two awards at Venice Film Festival in September, is a sad romance of ill-fated island love...'
Married to the Tribe Luke Davies , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 117 2015; (p. 60-61)

— Review of Tanna Martin Butler John Collee Bentley Dean 2015 single work film/TV
Isle-Cross'd Lovers : Vanuatu's Tanna and the South Pacific on Film Glenn Dunks , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Metro Magazine , Autumn vol. 188 no. 2016; (p. 24-29)
As the first film to hail from Vanuatu, the South Pacific-set forbidden romance of Tanna, which was produced in collaboration with Australia, is a landmark piece of cinema. Glenn Dunks delves into this historic film's origins and examines its achievements in light of other screen works about and set in this highly underrepresented region.
Oscars 2017 : Tanna and Lion Bring Heart to Hollywood in Landmark Year for Australian Film Luke Buckmaster , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 24 February 2017;
'This year, for the first time in history, two Australian films have been nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards: Lion and Hacksaw Ridge. Tanna can be considered a third, if you include best foreign-language film in the mix.' (Introduction)
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