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In one of the last traditional tribes in the South Pacific, a young girl, Wawa, 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. Based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Cast
Mungau Dain - Marie Wawa - Marceline Rofit - Chief Charlie Kahla - Albi Nangia - - Lingai Kowia - Dadwa Mungau - Linette Yowayin - Kapan Cook - Chief Mungau Yokay - Chief Mikum Tainakou
Genre
Drama
Production Company
Contact Films Pty Limited
Australian Sales
Contact Films Pty Limited
International Sales
Visit Films

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