Tongan Ark selected for Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 05 Feb 2013

WIFT member Echo Janman has produced Tongan Ark and we're delighted to announce it has been selected to screen 'In Competition' at the FIFO Pacific International Documentary Film Festival, February 11 to 17 2013. Tongan Ark watch trailer here!


Tongan Ark is a bold new feature documentary film, the first film of its kind to come out of Tonga. It weaves ancient philosophy, opera and Tongan culture  together in this intimate portrait of a teacher, his school and his people as they navigate a sea of repression and doubt in a small but troubled Pacific island kingdom. Tongan Ark is a meditation on society, nature and the search for permanence aboard a lifeboat of culture, ahead of its time, on a sea of change. It premiered to critical acclaim at the 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival.

For more information please visit these links Tongan Ark Official Website and Tongan Ark Facebook Page and have a look at Echo's profile on our website.