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Dain and Wawa, members of Vanuatu's Yakel tribe in a scene from the award-winning film Tanna.
Dain and Wawa, members of Vanuatu’s Yakel tribe in a scene from the award-winning film Tanna.

Welcome to Echonetdaily’s Free Friday. Each Friday we give away free tickets or other prizes to lucky subscribers.

This week’s give-away is to the once-only screening of the remarkable film Tanna, which recently won best feature film of International film critics’ week – an independent section of Venice Film Festival.

Based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel, Tanna is a feature film set on a remote south pacific island of Vanuatu that tells the true forbidden love story of a young girl Wawa, who falls in love with her chief’s grandson, Dain. When an intertribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal and the young lovers flee pursued by enemy warriors intent on killing them.

The filmmakers lived amongst the Yakel tribe in Vanuatu with their families for seven months to make the film, primarily with only themselves as the two-person crew, a Yakel cultural director JJ Nako and the Yakel people as the cast.

Brought to Byron Bay by Screenworks, the one-off screening and Q & A with co-director Martin Butler is on Wednesday 25 November at 7pm.

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