Screening

WANTOKS: Dance of Resilience in Melanesia

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
7:45PM

“WANTOKS: Dance of Resilience in Melanesia” has been invited to screen at the 9th annual Winter Film Awards! There will be two screenings of the film so we hope you can make it, and please invite your friends!

WANTOKS: Dance of Resilience in Melanesia
Tuesday - February 25
Block 12 - from 7:45pm - 11:00pm
Venue: Cinema Village Theater 1
Address: 22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
Details here
*our 20 min film will be shown at the beginning of this block, please be punctual

Thursday - February 27
Documentary Shorts Matinee 4:00pm - 5:35pm
Venue: Cinema Village Theater 1
Address: 22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
Details here
*our film will be the first one in this matinee

Tickets are $12.50 in advance, $16.50 at the door, and $5 at the door with student ID.

Screening blocks run 2½-3 hours with a mix of shorts and feature-length films plus a 15-minute Q&A Session with the filmmakers. Guests are encouraged to stay for all films :)

In 2018 the Solomon Islands, in the South Pacific, hosted the Melanesian Arts & Cultural Festival, celebrating the country’s 40th anniversary of independence. On neighboring island states, the struggle for freedom continues, as West Papua resists Indonesian occupation and the residents of New Caledonia still live under French rule. In all Melanesian countries, residents face the common challenge of climate change, as rising sea levels threaten to swallow both land and tradition. In this charged context, captivating performers are using their talents to celebrate local culture and draw international attention to their islands’ plight, with the hope of spurring international solidarity and promoting collective action against the perils of a warming world.

Featuring striking footage from the South Pacific islands, WANTOKS: Dance of Resilience in Melanesia, profiles the artists and activists who are fighting for self-determination while trying to defend their homes against the rising sea.

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