Directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti
The matriarch of a large Polynesian family lies bedridden and silent, unable or unwilling to speak after a long illness. When a family crisis strikes, Nan Maria gets unexpected help as she struggles to reunite her fractured family.
Jerry is a New Zealand-born Samoan raised in Christchurch. He graduated from the NZ Broadcasting School and works as a director and camera operator television and web series. He is a member of Goodfellas, the team chosen six times as Sir Peter Jackson Wild Card finalists in NZ’s 48 Hours Film Festival. Jerry runs acting and directing workshops, and founded Pacific Islands film festivals in Melbourne and Tonga.
Producer: Karin Williams
Director: Jeremiah Tauamiti
Writer: Taofia Pelesasa
Cast: Leiataua “Ma” Si’ulepa, Mary Lauati
Shorts Programs / 92 minsFilm is an archival tool that reflects and preserves our memories, artistic evolution and world events. This selection of stories explores how tradition creates foundation for multiculturalist nations. — Kristen Lee