The latest showcase of Pollywood Pasifika Short Film, from NZ and abroad, premieres this November.
Pollywood, now in its 14th year, shares stories about Pacific people in the hopes of inspiring more Pasifika stories to be told.
Curated by Craig Fasi, director of Pollywood, the 84 minutes of unique short films will be made up of 8 works lovingly produced locally and abroad.
“The only show of its kind in the world,” says Craig Fasi, “Passion is what keeps the engine running; knowing that I am doing my part in the creative arts for our Pasifika people keeps me motivated to continue to produce statements of pride, innovation and diligence”.
Maria directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti (Samoa) is a touching tribute to life.
An intriguing story about a grand-daughter and her grandmother will make its world debut at Pollywood before it makes its international journey.
Robert George for Smiths Ave & 'Aka ou: Tatatau in the Cook Island packs a visual double punch - recently screening in The NZ International Film Festival 2016 and Loading Docs.
Mr George (Cook Islands) continues to hone his craft on screen with his unique style and understanding of capturing an audience.
Blackbird by Australian based director Amie Batalibasi (Solomon Islands), explores the history of Slave labour in colonial Australia. A period piece executed with brilliance and empathy for a time that most would have no idea about.
Forgotten Dawn Children directed by AUT student filmmakers Joshua Iosefo and Corey Larry Sio which will also screen at the Pasifika Film Festival and the Nuku’alofa Film Fest this year based on the 1970s dawn raids on Pacific families in New Zealand.
Pollywood 142016 Pasifika Film premieres at Te Uru in Titirangi, Wed 2 Nov then onto Mangere Art Centre, Sat 5 Nov and ends in the Auckland Art Gallery on Sat 12 Nov.
Tickets only available online via eventfinda.