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New Zealand's first 3D feature film

  • Best Cinematography (NZ), Documentary Edge Festival 2012
 

Yakel 3D

World Premiere

New Zealand/Vanuatu 2011 / 70min.
Director/Producer Rachael Wilson.

Yakel 3D is New Zealandís first 3D feature release, directed by Rachael Wilson and shot by Emmy Award winning cameraman Michael Single. It beautifully explores the fragility of one of the last primitive cultures left today.

Set in a remote Vanuatu tribal village and shot over three years, this is the remarkable story of 108-year-old Chief Kowia near the end of his long, eventful life. A survivor of tribal wars, colonization and epidemics, he has rejected the modern world in favour of a life free of material goods — without money or clothes. It is their jungle that provides life’s necessities.

As the charismatic Chief faces the end of his life, he worries what will happen to his people when he is no longer there to guide them. Can his culture stay strong? Or will his people be tempted by greater riches and leave behind their tribal lives?

 
 

Yakel 3D Trailer

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Documentary Edge Festival 2012

New Zealand (5/5)

Screening in Wellington

Sat 19 May
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
5:15pm Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay
3D: A $1 surcharge applies for Yakel 3D screenings
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Sun 27 May
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
8:30pm Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay
3D: A $1 surcharge applies for Yakel 3D screenings
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Wed 30 May
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
7pm Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay
3D: A $1 surcharge applies for Yakel 3D screenings
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