Directed by: Bentley Dean and Martin Butler
Produced by: Martin Butler, Bentley Dean and Carolyn Johnson
Written by: Bentley Dean, Martin Butler and John Collee
Release Date: September 2015
Did you know?: Tanna is based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu.
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. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by enemy warriors intent on killing them.
They must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, while the villagers must wrestle with preserving their traditional culture and adapting it to the increasing outside demands for individual freedom.