Te Maka Productions announces
Oregon Premiere of The Land Has Eyes at the Ashland Independent Film Festival
In Person for introductions and Q & A:
Thurs. 03/31/05, 6.20 pm in Varsity Theater, Theater 2, with "Meet
the Filmmakers" reception following.
for more details please see Ashland Independent Film Festival website
THE LAND HAS EYES
Director/Writer Vilsoni Hereniko
*Official film selection –2004 Sundance Film Festival
*“Best Dramatic Feature” at Toronto’s ImagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival – world’s largest indigenous film festival
*Other official film festival selections include Montreal, Rotterdam, Moscow, Brisbane and Best Hawaii Filmmaker at Cinema Paradise Film Festival
“This beautiful film brims with a gentle wisdom...”
The Land Has Eyes is about a beautiful young South Pacific Islander, Viki, (introducing Sapeta Taito). Shamed by her village for being poor and the daughter of a wrongly convicted thief, Viki is inspired and haunted by the island's mythical ‘warrior woman’ (Rena Owen, Once Were Warriors). The lush tropical beauty of Rotuma, Fiji, contrasts with the stifling conformity of her culture as Viki seeks indigenous justice and her own personal freedom.