Sina ma Tinirau

Directed, written by, and produced by Vilsoni Tausie Hereniko of Fiji 

Year: 2021 | Length: 8 min  

Presented in English and Rotuman with English subtitles

Sina Ma Tinirau is an animated film about a cursed prince who becomes an eel and has to win the love of a beautiful woman to become human again. In a seductive display, he gifts her with his body as a coconut palm tree.  

Vilsoni Hereniko is the first native of Fiji to make a narrative feature film: Titled Pear ta Ma ‘On Maf (The Land Has Eyes), which won Best Dramatic Feature at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in 2004. Sina Ma Tinirau is his first animated film.