Directed by 'Inoke Hafoka
As a mother of a mixed race (Samoan and white) background, Tali illustrates the complexity and beauty of her identity through her expertise as a painter. While navigating society, she finds ways to weave the importance of culture into the lives of her children.
‘Inoke Hafoka is an American-born Tongan raised in Salt Lake City (Glendale), Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Sociology, the University of Utah with a MEd in Education, and is currently a PhD student in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. ‘Inoke uses film as a medium in education to share stories of marginalized communities, and to make information accessible for these communities.
Director: 'Inoke Hafoka
Executive Producer: Renee Tajima-Peña, Janet Chen
Technical Assistance: Brenda Lopez, Mohammad Tavakoli
Color Corrector: Eurie Chung
Sound Mixer: Eurie Chung
Cast: Tali Alisa Hafoka
Shorts Programs / 84 minsAloha! Ki Ora! Talofa! Hafa adai! These shorts made by the First Peoples of the Pacific represent a broad spectrum of themes and genres that deal with love, loss, culture clashes and connections. These are films made by Pacific Islanders about Pacific Islanders. - Anderson Le