Kiriata Pasifika

  MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES

KIRIATA PASIFIKA
KAHUNGUNU MARAE, 11.15 AM SATURDAY JUNE 2
GAIETY THEATRE, 12.30 PM SUNDAY JUNE 3

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
Music video Aarahdna 2 min NZ Director: Sophie Findlay

MOON MELON
Trina Peterrz 2017 9 min NZ

A group of young Polynesian women trying to break cultural boundaries and gender stereotypes within their community find themselves and something else.

AIGA
Isack Hoppitt 2017 8 min Australia

In the wake of their mother’s death, Leiloa must teach her younger brother to cope without Mum’s cooking.

THE BOY FROM RAROTONGA
Joshua Teariki Baker 2017 18 min NZ

A grandmother is forced to look after a grandson she never knew she had. Now in a difficult situation, she must learn to accept the mistakes of her past and reconnect with family she thought had forgotten about her.

SALAMASINA’S DAUGHTERS
Aruna Po-Ching 2017 14min NZ

Salamasina’s Daughters is set in South Auckland, New Zealand, following two Samoan female chiefs, specifically orators, tulafale, a role traditionally for men only. Aruna Po-Ching follows a 73-year old grandmother and a cultural language teacher and we discover their challenges when speaking as a tulafale and what they are doing with their chief titles to serve their family and community.

KA PIKO
Bryson Chun (Hawaii) 2017 9 min USA/Hawaii

When his girlfriend dies during childbirth, Makana, a young Hawaiian man, must complete an indigenous birthing ritual with his girlfriend's overbearing father.

MY FRIEND MICHAEL JONES
Ian Leaupepe & Samson Rambo 2018 15 min NZ

Set in Ōtara, New Zealand, 'My Friend Michael Jones' features an eclectic ensemble of Pasifika characters dealing with issues relating to anxiety disorder, bullying, LGBTQI and suicide prevention.