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Pacific: Videos

A selection of excellent Pacific resources to help you with your studies.

RNZ (2021) Untold Pacific history

eTV videos

Here is a small portion of videos from eTV database or you can do your own search. 

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Pacific warriors [November 2020; 1 hour 40 mins]

The tiny Pacific island nations of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa reconnect with their heritage and take on the giants of the rugby World Cup, against all odds.

Liliu [October 2020; 17 minutes]

Short film - A court interpreter risks everything when Nua, a female chief is wrongfully imprisoned.

Take home pay [June 2020; 1 hour 40 mins]

Film - Two brothers arrive in NZ as Seasonal Workers, making plenty of money to take back home to their family in Samoa. NZ.

NZ Film Commission

Vai [88 minutes]- A portmanteau feature film made by nine female Pacific filmmakers, filmed in seven different Pacific countries: Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand). It is about the journey of Vai, played by a different indigenous actress in each of the Pacific countries. In each of these Pacific nations ‘vai’ means water.

For my father's kingdom [97 minutes]- Driven by his deep faith in God and Tongan culture, pensioner Saia Mafile’o carefully navigates not only the rough streets of South Auckland, but also his sometimes-fraught relationship with his New Zealand-born son Robert, who struggles to accept his father’s commitment to a Kingdom that tore their family apart.