A remote South Pacific island, two tribes, one love. One relationship that cannot be accepted. The multi-award winning feature film Tanna, directed by Martin Butler and Bentley Dean, follows Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, who falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. Promised in marriage to another man as part of a peace deal with a rival tribe, she runs away with Dain, but faith is not on their side. Pursued by warriors intending to kill them, the two lovers must make a though choice.
Based on a real story, the film has been shot in Vanuatu, with people of Yakel tribe, such as Marie Wawa (who plays Wawa), Mungau Dain (who plays Dain), and Chief Charlie Kahla (who is and plays Dain’s father).
Tanna will be released in US theaters this fall, in September. On 16th of September it will open in New York, and
on the 23rd of September in Los Angeles.