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This was filmed on an island called Rotuman, a remote part of Fiji that has its own unique culture. It is about a teenage girl who lives simultaneously in two cultures.. the ancient culture of their island and the new culture of the British. It takes places in the late 60s, and it shows her struggle to clear her father's name (he is wrongly accused of theft) and also her efforts to get into university (in the Fijian capital city, Suva), and leave the island. Most of the actors were locals. The director wanted to show his homeland in a way that represented the true life of the people... instead of stereotypes. I read that it was a real struggle to get the film made, and they mostly used local non-actors. So, you should be forgiving of the film's eccentricities. However, it is a surprisingly polished film (they had a professional production crew), with a compelling storyline and sympathetic characters. I really enjoyed this!
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