“A powerful and impressive achievement.”~Peter Calder , NZ Herald
Aroview: In this superlative Polynesian drama – the first Samoan language feature film – tradition and modernity collide on the island of Upolu, where a dwarf Taro farmer struggles to defend his unconventional existence with his banished wife and step-daughter.
Beautifully filmed by Leon Narbey, this is a village fable told at 'island' pace, but is especially gratifying as a drama that weaves specific Samoan customs and honour traditions to convey the impact that the reverence for the ancestral dead has on the living. Holding a special place for New Zealanders in our better understanding of our Samoan neighbours, this is an important and thoroughly rewarding film.
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