Synopsis: Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.
Production: Screen Australia
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations.
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104 min

Dad, they attacked Grandpa.

They attacked Grandpa.

What happened?

I think they killed him.

- Who did?

- The Imedin.

My father has been attacked.

It's the Imedin again.

Let's get them.

He's still at Yahul.

Selin has been running all night.

Come back, we need to know more.

Tell me what you saw.

I saw the Imedin club his head.

They also killed my parents.

We have to keep calm.

We're losing all our people.

Calm down. Calm down.

Selin, show us where your grandfather is.

Yes, bring our shaman back.

Lingai, take Kawerin, Jonny,


and Dain.

Bring him home.


Keep an eye on my grandson.

Don't let him do anything foolish.

His breath is weak.

Grandpa, I've brought Dad and the warriors.

If we hurry, we can save him.

The Imedin can't get away with this.

His strength is fading.

We need to move him now.

Dain and Selin,

run ahead and tell the medicine-man.

I'm worried about his breathing.

Hurry. Run.

We're coming.

He's started bleeding again.

Gather your strength

and drink this medicine.

Drink, old man.

Lift him up.

This is bad.

We're defenceless without our shaman.

My medicines aren't strong enough.

I don't think he'll survive the night.


Feel all your people here.

Say something to them.

Wisdom comes through suffering,

killing only brings sorrow.

One side struggles for power,

the other takes revenge.

Divided children of Tanna,

join together in peace.

The Spirit Mother revealed

the same song to both of us.

It's time for peace.

The song speaks of peace,

but our enemies keep attacking us.

It's only fair we kill one of them.

Listen to the song.

It's telling us forgiveness is the only way

to bring the Kastom Roads together.

You want the tribe to survive?

The song of peace will bring

our shaman back.

I'd like you to listen to the words again.

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