All of Vanuatu including the team of White Grass Ocean Resort & Spa knew who should have won the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Oscars, for which it had been nominated – “Tanna” of course!
Here are some facts while we love the movie and while it should have won:
The beauty of the island of Tanna is clear throughout the film. These beautiful locations are not just on Tanna but throughout Vanuatu. The landscape, the jungles and waterfalls really do look like they do in the movie.
The movie is true to Vanuatu’s traditions and kustom. The dress, the language, and the lifestyle are all as you would find in the traditional villages of Vanuatu. The life of the locals are a bit easier but family, tradition and kustom are always present in Vanuatu life.
Here is a link to the offical trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb3Vslnviwo
Tanna is an island located in the southern province of Vanuatu, one of 83 islands. The island is renowned as being the home of Mount Yasur, one of the world’s most accessible volcanoes and it is behind this back drop that the movie Tanna is set.
The movie follows the village life of the Yakel Tribe who live on Tanna, where the Directors Martin Butler and Bentley Dean and crew spent 7 months living with the Yakel people in order to capture this poignant story.
The Vanuatu Tourism office and all of the team of White Grass Ocean Resort & Spa are proud to have been involved with the movie and hope everyone has enjoyed the story of Wawa and Dain.
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