The first of four film compilation screenings specifically curated for the Home AKL exhibition by Pollywood Film Festival director Craig Fasi.
This screening features seven short films by Pacific filmmakers, with guest director D.F. Mamea in attendance for a question and answer session at the end of the screenings.
Rated PG. Total screening time 56 mins
by D F Mamea
One weekend morning, brother and sister Sam and Ruth reluctantly make their way across Auckland to their parents' house for To'ona'i.
12 mins. Rated PG
Rites of courage
by Miki Magasiva
A young boy goes through the traditional tattoo ritual entering into adulthood where he will face his greatest fears.
4.5 mins. Rated G. Subtitled
Va Tapuia (Sacred Spaces)
by Tusi Tamasese
Taro planter Lui's grief for his dead wife has infected his whole life.
15 mins. Rated G. Subtitled
Paby Arnette Arapai & Boswell Haiosi
Pa is relevant to our Pacific Island people of today in terms of acknowledging and validating our elders.
6 mins. Rated G. Subtitled
Brown is the flavour
by Maree A Webster
The documentary is a reflection on the contribution or lack thereof, of Pacific Islanders in the film/television industry.
6.5 mins. Rated G
Te Okianga O Te Vaerua
by Itiri Ngaro
It is a call to the Vaerua searching for its path as it longs for its home.
4 mins. Rated G. Subtitled
In Search of Bigfoot
by Damon Fepuleai
A mockumentary of the hunt for the elusive beast and retribution for the death of "Bugger"
8 mins. Rated G
Image: Itiri Ngaro, still from Te Okianga O Te Vaerua