Stories of our Pacific fathers: Samoan Migration Story

Pasefika Proud have launched a series of Migration and Legacy stories of our Pacific fathers. The first, launched at the Gathering of the 3000, features Etipasi Daniells-Silva who migrated from Samoa in 1958 with dreams of becoming a “film star”. 



New Zealand was a strange place at first but he made his way, raised a family and his legacy lives on through his children and the people whose lives he touched.


His advice is simple, follow your dreams.


Credit: Historic footage supplied by Nga Taonga Sound & Vision and Archives New Zealand.


About Pasefika Proud


The Pasefika Proud Campaign addresses violence in Pacific families by using clear, consistent messaging around building strong families, preventing and addressing violence designed, delivered and led by Pacific peoples. For more information go to the Pasefika Proud website.