New Vanuatu Feature Film – “Tanna”

New Vanuatu Feature Film – “Tanna”

Source:Sydney Morning Herald

Tribal film … Dain and Wawa in Tanna which depicts a controversial relationship
For seven months last year, Australian filmmaker Bentley Dean and his family lived with one of the South Pacific’s last traditional tribes.
With regular fly-in visits from fellow director Martin Butler, they shot a feature film that dramatised the lives of the Yakel tribe in the mountainous areas of a Vanuatu island.
“They still live very traditionally – hunting with bows and arrows and wearing penis sheaths for the men and grass skirts for the women,” says Dean.
“They’ve made a very deliberate decision to conserve their custom as they

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