The essence of the myth on Tahiti
“Vahine” means woman in Polynesian. But the word, associated with a myth forged by foreigners, has become almost embarrassing to use in Tahiti.
Even though Polynesian women are indeed beautiful and welcoming, they are more into substance than looks.
This film presents some of these women: dancers, writers, herbalists, and politicians. All of them play a key role in Polynesian society, especially in the preservation of its traditions and the integrity of its language and cultural identity.