Rugby is a way of life in Fiji, with deep meaning and spiritual significance. It is an expression of the passion and vitality of Fijian males and although their country has one of the worlds smallest populations, they have become a dominating force in the sport. (Perhaps because their warrior heritage is quite recent!) This short film made on the island of Vanua Levu explores how the player's fundamental connection to their village brings a level of heart to the game that is unmatched in western society.
At the film's end, Dramea says "it's all about family." As it is everywhere in Fiji.
This is the 1920x1080 full HD version. If you have bandwidth issues streaming, try the 1280x720 version here: vimeo.com/146503711
Full set of my Fiji docs can be viewed at: Impressions of Fiji
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