The Land Has Eyes
Director Vilsoni Hereniko
Producer Merata Mita, Vilsoni Hereniko, Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, Corey Tong
Screenplay Vilsoni Hereniko
With Sapeta Taito, Emily Erasito, Moriki Tigarea, Ritie Titofaga, Voi Fesaitu, Rena Owen
The ancient Rotuman proverb , “The land has eyes, the land has teeth and knows the truth” inspired writer-director, Vilsoni Hereniko to create this coming of age story.
The Land Has Eyes tells the story of a young South Pacific island girl, Viki, played by first-time actress, Sapeta Taito. She must fight for justice after being shamed by her village for being poor and the daughter of a convicted thief. Her father reminds her that despite injustice, the land is vigilant and will eventually avenge any wrongdoing. The Rotuman mythological character “Warrior Woman” played by Rena Owen, both haunts and inspires Viki to endure through her trials.