A greedy prince is cursed to become an eel and has to win the love of a beautiful woman to become human again. While dying, the eel tells the woman to bury his head and a coconut tree will grow and provide her with food and water. This gift of unconditional love causes the woman to overcome her prejudice against black skin and she falls in love with the eel. Her love transforms the eel into a human again and they elope into the sea where they first met and are safe from the woman’s brothers who are against their union. Set on Rotuma in Fiji, this classic tale of unconditional love is given new meaning and relevance today as it explores issues of conservation, tradition versus freedom, and prejudice against black skin among Polynesians.

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Presented as Part Of Program 13 – Twinkle Twinkle

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