Land Has Eyes/Pear Ta Ma 'On Maf
(2003, 87 min.) FIJI
Director: Vilsoni Hereniko (Rotuman)
Producers: Jeannette Paulson Hereniko and Corey Tong
Executive Producer: Merata Mita (Maori)
Infused with gentle wisdom and beautifully filmed, this is the
first feature film to be directed by a native of the Fiji Islands.
Living on the island of Rotuma, young Viki (Sapeta Taito), rejecting
colonial culture, is inspired by her people's tradition of the
Warrior Woman (played by Rena Owen, well-known from Once Were
Warriors), and stands up to the authorities when her father
is unjustly accused.
The Land Has Eyes/Pear Ta Ma 'On Maf