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Rotuma Film Wins International Award In Los Angeles

A short film set in the context of a love story between a beautiful girl called Sina and a black eel on the island of Rotuma has won an international award.
26 Jan 2023 05:00
Rotuma Film Wins International Award In Los Angeles
Vilsoni Hereniko

A short film set in the context of a love story between a beautiful girl called Sina and a black eel on the island of Rotuma has won an international award.

Sina ma Tinirau, a nine-minute animated film, is about the origin of the coconut tree which was written, directed, produced, and narrated by Vilsoni Hereniko.

“The eel was a greedy Fijian prince who was cursed and became an eel,” said Mr Hereniko, who is a filmmaker.

To become human again, the eel has to win the love of fair-skinned Sina, who can’t stand the sight of the eel because it is black and ugly. To win Sina’s love, the eel gifts her with his body in the form of a coconut tree in a seductive display.

 

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Story By: josefa.babitu@fijisun.com.fj



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