FIRE IN THE WATER, FIRE IN THE SKY

To live is to dance. Tia has always survived – but in turn she has forgotten how to dance. Sisters Tia and Ina are far from home. Tia is steadfast and protective of free-spirited Ina. Tia is focused on each labouring job ahead of them. Phonecalls home to their family a reminder of why they must continue. Ina is wild, carefree, her spirit only slightly dampened by the push and focus of Tia. The younger sister brightens when her want to play, to dance, is encouraged by the keeper of the house, Tee. A friend to both sisters and a safe haven for them too, Tee struggles with the reality of their situation. A story of migration, Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky is a statement inspired by climate change from Te Moana-nui-a-kiva – the South Pacific Ocean.

Plays with: Pacific Showcase Shorts
SPONSORED BY

Pacific Islanders in Communications

In-Person

Online Access

Access Window: November 4, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: Limited Virtual, Virtual, Hale Virtual Festival
Only Accessible from: USA

Live Stream

Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Mīria George
PRODUCER(S)Hone Kouka

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: International Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 13 Minutes

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