FAKA'ANAUA

Directed by: Malani Wolfgramm 2017 | 10 min.

Section: Pacific Showcase Shorts

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: Tonga

Languages: Tongan

Genres: Drama, Native/Indigenous Peoples


Synopsis

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Faka’anaua is surrounded by family as they prepare for a funeral. Houses and people are dressed appropriately, food is chopped for cooking in the pit and light fingered relatives try to steal a ring off the finger of the corpse. Faka’anaua witnesses the attempted theft but when she tries to tell her Grandmother she is silenced and given chores to do. To prevent the loss of the jewellery Faka’anaua takes matters into her own hands.

Screenings

Friday, November 10 8:15 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed
Plays with:  PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS POSSUM
MY MOTHER'S BLOOD
LADY EVA
MEKE
THE BLACK PEN
THE EDUCATION OF GRAYSON TOKI
KA PIKO
PRAISE SONG FOR OCEANIA
TAMA
Saturday, November 11 12:30 PM Dole Cannery D Date Passed
Plays with:  PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS POSSUM
MY MOTHER'S BLOOD
LADY EVA
MEKE
THE BLACK PEN
THE EDUCATION OF GRAYSON TOKI
KA PIKO
PRAISE SONG FOR OCEANIA
TAMA

Cast & Crew

Director Malani Wolfgramm
Producer Janet Steel
Cast Moana Moimoi, Sio Sataki, Elina Tu'itupou
Director of Photography Ngarangi Tipene-Leach
Writer Malani Wolfgramm
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