So after many months of prevaricating, religiously checking wordpress.com for new themes and imagining how the new website would be I have finally jumped in and got a new theme and started the process of building a new website on the value of video. Inspired by what I learnt through videoing in Tonga and strongly… Read More
Explore the value of video for anthropology through videos made on Tongan comedy, volunteering in a Swedish intentional community and much more. Read More
A big thank you to Malia Talakia for organising a twin screening of ‘Fun(d)raising’ and ‘My Lost Kainga’ at UNITEC on the 6th September as part of the inaugural Tongan Language Week. Read press announcement here and here. Learn more about Tongan Language Week here.
A new Tongan feature film received it’s premiere this week in Auckland. See coverage of the film here on Tagata Pasifika.
Fun(d)raising will receive its first NZ premier at an informal gathering at the MAU theatre this Friday, a great venue that celebrates Pacific performance and has hosted the Laughing Samoans and a tribute to Epeli Hau’ofa. http://www.mau.co.nz/contact.php I very much thank Hufanga Dr ‘Okusitino Mahina and Albert Refiti for organising this opportunity.
It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Siua Tutone (aka Moala Lahi) who was buried in Taunga last month. For many years he had participated with Tevita Koloamatangi in public comedy concerts, raising much money for churches all over the Kingdom of Tonga. He did so with an amazing dedication,… Read More