SYNOPSIS: A frightened child is comforted by village storytellers with the retelling of the fable of an orphaned peasant girl. Ti Moune falls in love with a boy from other side of the small Caribbean island where they both live, which might as well be a world away. The four gods who rule the island (Asaka: mother of the earth, Agwé: god of water, Erzulie: goddess of love, and Papa Ge: demon of death) arrange for Ti Moune to find love. The heartfelt pursuit of love between the two young people changes the lives of their island and their families forever.
SMOKING AND DRINKING: None.
SEX: None, although there is a tender scene where love-making may be implied.
VIOLENCE: None—it is discussed and threatened, but no violence occurs.
FOR WHICH AUDIENCES? Once On This Island is suitable for all ages.
RATING: The movie version of Once On This Island would be rated “PG or PG-13.”