Vanuatu Newswire

Vanuatu Newswire

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  1. Vanuatuan film nominated for OscarRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Matangi Tonga

    A Vanuatuan film called "Tanna" has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in the upcoming Academy Awards next Sunday, February 26. Tanna is a romance movie set on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu. The movie follows the story of a Vanuatuan boy and girl who decide to marry despite their parent's disapproval.

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  2. Celebrate the Academy Awards and win a Harbour Lights MembershipRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 16 | Hampshire Chronicle

    ... some unexpected natural events. Martin Butler and Bentley Dean's debut feature is set amid on the volcanic island of Vanuatu, with the roles taken by indigenous first-time actors who bring both realism and charm to this Romeo-and-Juliet story. The ...

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  3. TANNA passed 12ARead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | British Board of Film Classification

    Summary TANNA is a subtitled Nauvhal language film, from Vanuatu, in which two young lovers flee their tribe to escape from arranged marriages to members of another tribe. TANNA is a subtitled Nauvhal language film, from Vanuatu, in which two young lovers flee their tribe to escape from arranged marriages to members of another tribe.

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  4. Liam Wilson Announces Debut Album From His New Band John FrumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 15 | Bass Player

    This is February 15, John Frum Day. On this day, cult followers from all over the island of Tanna in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu come to the village of Lamakara at Sulfa Bay to march, raise their flags and celebrate their esoteric way of life.

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  5. Tanna's Bentley Dean knows a backlash against Donald Trump could rule out an Oscar winRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Sydney Morning Herald

    ... peace between tribes runs away with her true love, pursued by warriors from both sides. Dean, who made the touching Vanuatu island romance with Martin Butler, reckons he's solved another Oscars fashion dilemma. "Instead of a bow tie, I'm thinking of ...

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  6. Two Oscar-nominated foreign-language films examine cruel times in young livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | Los Angeles Times

    ... end of World War II. Here's a look at both films. The tiny South Pacific island of Tanna, part of the Republic of Vanuatu, is four hours by plane from Australia. In 2003, Bentley Dean visited to make a television documentary. "It really just ...

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  7. Interview: 'Tanna' Directors Martin Butler and Bentley Dean on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 10 | Filmexperience.blogspot.com

    ... the colonizers around them always seem to be on the verge of self-destruction. Watching the idyllic living of the Ni-Vanuatu people in the film makes one wish our governments also found ways to listen to everyone in the community. But even when it's ...

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  8. Movie review: 'Tanna' is daring attempt at telling familiar taleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 9 | The Arizona Republic

    ... the oldest kind of story there is: that of forbidden love. Deep in the jungle of Tanna Island, in the Republic of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, two smitten young villagers defy tribal edict, making an ill-fated break with custom that has ...

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  9. Director Garth Davis: 'Lion has unlocked emotions people didn't know they had'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | The Age

    ... lead-up to the awards on February 28. According to Umbrella Films, Bentley Dean and Martin Butler's film, shot in Vanuatu, is screening at Melbourne's Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Lido Cinemas and Belgrave Cameo, with a Sydney cinema yet ...

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  10. New movies: Sequels to 'John Wick,' 'Fifty Shades'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | The Arizona Republic

    ... return, and you know they'll be apologizing for this movie in about five years. Shot in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, "Tanna" is a "Romeo and Juliet"-style story set against a tribal backdrop. The film is nominated for best foreign-language ...

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  11. 'Tanna' director recounts path from tiny island to Oscar nodRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 4 | Daily Herald

    ... best foreign film is as thrilling as it is inconceivable. The tale of tribal love was shot on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, in the indigenous Nauvhal language, with an amateur cast of villagers. "It was just fabulous news and a little bit hard to ...

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  12. OSCAR nominated film TANNA at MA oriland Film Festi...Read the original story

    Thursday Feb 2 | Scoop

    Filmed on the Vanuatu Island of Tanna this epic film was written by and acted by the Yakel tribe. The first feature film to emerge from Tanna it tells of a sisters loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

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  13. OSCAR nominated film TANNA at MA oriland Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Scoop

    Filmed on the Vanuatu Island of Tanna this epic film was written by and acted by the Yakel tribe. The first feature film to emerge from Tanna it tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.

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  14. Is Costa Rica the world's happiest, greenest country?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | UPI

    Costa Rica was the most environmentally advanced and happiest place on earth last year, followed by Mexico, Colombia, Vanuatu and Vietnam. That was the conclusion of the World Economic Forum's Happy Planet Index , which recently released its 2016 ranking of "where in the world people are using ecological resources most efficiently to live long, happy lives."

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  15. Australia's "Tanna" up for best foreign film OscarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 2 | Reuters

    ... film and the indigenous people who starred in it. Jayson Mansaray reports. Set in the South Pacific on the island of Vanuatu. Feature film "Tanna" is up for best foreign-language film at the Oscars. It was made by Australian documentary-makers, ...

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  16. TannaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 30 | North Coast Journal Weekly Politics

    On 2017's Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Language film, this stunning Australian feature is the first film ever shot in Vanuatu, and it is acted by people who had never seen a film before the project began. "The Yakel people's passion to tell this story is undoubtedly at the heart of the film's success.

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  17. Vanuatu tribesmen unlikely stars of Academy AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 29 | Daily Mail

    The tribesmen set to win an Oscar: Vanuatu hunters who still use bows and arrows and who have never seen a film will be unlikely stars of Academy Awards They had never seen a film before, let alone been asked to act in one - but now a cast of tribesmen who have eschewed the conveniences of modern life are a step closer to winning Australia's first-ever Oscar for a foreign language film. Tanna, set in the tiny South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, depicts the true story of a couple who decided to marry for love, rather than obey their parents' wishes.

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  18. Martin Butler shoots Mungau Dain and Marie Wawa for "Tanna."Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | Albany Times Union

    ... best foreign film is as thrilling as it is inconceivable. The tale of tribal love was shot on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, in the indigenous Nauvhal language, with an amateur cast of villagers. "It was just fabulous news and a little bit hard to ...

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  19. Tanna' directors path from tiny island to Oscar nodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Altoona Mirror

    ... best foreign film is as thrilling as it is inconceivable. The tale of tribal love was shot on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, in the indigenous Nauvhal language, with an amateur cast of villagers. The film's roots began 10 years ago, when Butler ...

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  20. Five diverse foreign films get Oscar nodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 25 | Texarkana Gazette

    ... ever foreign-language nominee from Australia. A story of tribal love, the film was shot on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu, in the Nauvhal language, with an amateur cast of villagers. Filmmakers Martin Butler and Bentley Dean lived on Tanna for ...

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