Pollywood Pasifika Film
Sat 4 November & Sat 18 November 2017
Mangere Arts Centre & Auckland Art Gallery
Mangere Arts Centre NgÄ Tohu o Uenuku
Sat 4 November
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o TÄmaki
Sat 18 November 2017
15 years of Pollywood Pasifika Pride on the big screen – 15 years of inspiring more Pasifika stories to be told – 15 years of making our ideas, our culture & our dreams relevant – 15 years of providing a platform for established and grass-roots Pasifika film -makers – 15 years of bring our Pasifika communities together. Yes Pollywood is 15 years old!
Shamelessly flying the non-profit flag for 15 years, Pollywood has never been about fame and fortune, Pollywood has always been about what matters most – who we are – as individuals, as families and as a community.
Craig Fasi, Director of Pollywood Pasifika Film, is proud to have been able to be a part of such an enriching journey – â€˜Knowing that I have committed myself to such a worthy cause for such a long time gives me purpose, perseverance & pride to continue my work – this is me giving back to the world. Although I now have a young family and continue to work a 9-5 job, I always seem to find time to make Pollywood happenâ€
Highlighting Sunday Funday Written and Directed by Dianna Fuemana a first time film-maker however no stranger to the stage with a number of successful stage productions under her belt.Â Dianna confronts the social issues of being â€˜differentâ€™ and the maternal issues of being a solo mum yet remaining to be a â€˜socially connectedâ€™ individual.
Another must see film is Waiting directed Amberley Jo Aumua and written by Samuel Kamu.Â Waiting premiered at the 2017 NZ International Film Festival (NZIFF) and won best short film.Â Since NZIFF, Waiting is now doing the film circuit with acceptance to some of the most sort-after film festivals of the world!
With a careful selection of 8 films that run for around 87mins the audience will get premium bang for their buck. Limited to 2 screenings the best suggestion now is to purchase your tickets online via eventfinda and make a night of it.
Craig Fasi will host at both screening venues and there will be various directors available to briefly talk about their work and take any questions from the audience.
The show is PGR rated as it contains some coarse language, low level violence and sexual references.
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