Vai is a portmanteau feature film made by 9 female
Pacific filmmakers, filmed in 7 different Pacific countries:
Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kūki Aīrani (Cook Islands),
Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa. It is about the journey of
empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one
woman, Vai, played by a different Indigenous actress in
each of the Pacific countries. In each of these Pacific
nations ‘vai’ means water.

Duration 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Language Fijian/ Tongan/ Roviana (Solomon Islands) Samoan/ Cook Islands Māori/ Niuean/ English and Māori (Aotearoa)
Year 2019
Indigenous Nation Cook Islands Māori, Fiijian, Niuean, Roviana, and Samoan

Director Nicole Whippy/ ‘Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki/ Matasila Freshwater/ Amberley Jo Aumua / Mīria George/ Marina Alofagia McCartney / Dianna Fuemana/ Becs Arahanga