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Oscars in 4 Days



Tanna, Vanuatu’s first ever feature movie filmed entirely in Vanuatu, has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th globally renowned Academy Awards also known as The Oscars. To celebrate the nomination we’ve got some terrific Tanna deals for you below. Retrace the steps of the filmmakers and experience everything Tanna has to offer! Based on a true story around forbidden love, Tanna was crafted in close collaboration with the Yakel village on the island of Tanna and tells the story of a young woman and man – also the grandson of her village chief – who fall deeply in love. However, conflict arises when the woman is promised to someone in another tribe to form an alliance. The lovers must choose between their hearts and the future of the tribe, and the villagers must wrestle with the idea of adapting their culture in order to preserve it. Directors Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, best known for the documentary First Footprints, spent seven months living amongst the remote tribe in the village of Yakel. Whilst there, the duo worked closely with the Ni-Vanuatu people to ensure the story was captured and told in a respectful and accurate way. The 89th Academy Awards will be announced on Sunday, 26 February 2017 in Hollywood. #TannaForTheOscars Read on to find out more and see where you can watch Tanna.


The island of Tanna is only a short 35 minute flight from the main island of Efate in Vanuatu. Tanna’s diversity offers an abundance of natural wonders to explore. Visit stunning waterfalls, swim in underwater caves or take in a sunset on horseback on the beach. If you’re into diving, there’s that too. Snorkell off a white sandy beach or go diving and discover the underwater treasures of Tanna which are largley untouched. You can witness a variety of fish,giant sea turtles, dugongs, dolphins and even whales.


A visit to Tanna isn’t complete without a trip to the mighty Mount Yasur, Tanna’s most famous attraction and one of the world’s most accessible active volcanoes, where you will be treated to a magnificent lava display. Also known for its culture and Kastom villages, Tanna affords a fascinating insight into a very different way of life. Go on a cultural village tour for a really unique experience. The Tafea Provence also includes the beautiful islands of Aniwa, Futuna, Erromango, and Aneityum, offering authentic cultural experiences, ancient rain forests and pristine beaches.


Follow the love story of Oscar nominated Tanna Movie and take in the beauty of Tanna. This once in a lifetime experience will see you standing on the edge of an active volcano or interacting with the local village people, just as the film makers did while making this movie.

If you are in Port Vila on Monday afternoon The Holiday inn Vanuatu will have full coverage of the Oscars in the Lobby Bar

The event will precede the opening Gala dinner of the 5 Australia Pacific Business Council Forum .


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