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Moana With Sound (2015)

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Domestic Box Office $2,993Details
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Set in the village of Safune on Savai'i Island, Western Samoa, during the period May 1923-December 1924, the film records in documentary fashion the fictionalized daily life of the protagonist, Moana. Fa'angase, a “maiden,” and Moana's mother Tu’ungaita gather leaves; her son Moana collects taro roots. Moana, his younger brother Pe'a, and their father Lupenga set a snare for a wild boar; a boar is captured and dispatched. Fishin gand swimming scenes follow: Moana, Pe'a and Lupenga in an outrigger canoe; Moana dives in to spear fish. Fa'angase gathers giant clams in the shallows; Fa'angase and Moana flirt as Fa'angase eats live fish. Tu’ungaita and Fa’angase prepare a cloth garment, a 'lavalava,' from bark; Pe'a climbs a tall palm tree and throws the cocoanuts down to Moana. Further swimming scenes: Moana, Pe'a and Lupenga capture a sea turtle and bring it ashore to admire its beauty. Moana and Lupenga attempt to fish along the rocky shore with crashing waves. Pe'a starts a fire and smokes a “robber” crab out of its coral rock lair. Moana's mother and all prepare food-breadfruit, fish, taro, bananas and coconut custard-for a feast. At day's end, Fa'angase anoints Moana with oils and puts flowers in his hair; they dance. Moana is a fine Siva dancer. The ancient rite of male passage commences: Moana is tattooed and endures great pain. The men of the village dance and sing "Courage to Moana!" The village chiefs prepare and drink kava. Following the three-week tattoo ordeal, Moana and Fa'angase dance in nuptial dress with view of mountains and clouds in background.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 13th, 2015 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 98 minutes
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Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Famous Players, Lasky Corporation, Paramount Pictures
Production Countries: United States


Ta'avale Uni    Moana
Fa'agase Sua Filo    Fa'angase
Pe'a Taulealea    Pe'a
Tu'ungaita    Tu'ungaita
Lupenga Tau'ili'ili    Lupenga

Production and Technical Credits

Director (1926)   
Director (1926)   
Director (1980)   
Screenwriter (1926)    Robert Flaherty
Screenwriter (1926)    Frances Flaherty
Director of Photography    Robert Flaherty
Producer (1926)    Robert Flaherty
Producer (1980)    Monica Flaherty
Producer (2014)    Bruce Posner
Director of Photography    David Flaherty
Sound Editor    Monica Flaherty
Sound Mixer (1980, 2014)    Lee Dichter
Sound Mixer (2014)    Sami van Ingen

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DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/02/19 102 $524   4 $131   $2,993 105

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