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  • Maysles Cinema 343 Lenox Avenue New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

African Film Festival Inc. Presents: 
A Special Community Screening of Tanna

Bentley Dean & Martin Butler
Australia/Vanuatu, 2015, 104 min

Join us for a special screening of Tanna, the 2017 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Tanna is set in the South Pacific where Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, 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. As this true story unfolds matters of the heart, preservation of traditional culture and individual freedom are explored. Tanna  is an alluring and beautifully crafted film performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu. Tanna had its NY Premiere at the 23rd New York African Film Festival. The screening was followed by a very insightful and informative panel discussion that included co-director Bentley Dean, Ambassadors Odo Tevi and Robert Van Lierop, and Sister Malika Lee Whitney.  

Post film Q&A with Ambassador Robert Van Lierop, moderated by Sister Malika Lee Whitney.