Nga Whanaunga Maori Pasifika Shorts

Posted Sunday 02 Jul 2017

This short is from the same creative team behind I'm Going to Mum's (including producer Jeremy Macey), and received funding through the Fresh Shorts 2013 programme. It's one of seven M?ori and Pasifika short films in this programme, presented in English, M?ori, NZ Sign Language and Tongan.


2017, 16 minutes
Director/screenplay: Lauren Jackson
Producers: Jeremy Macey, Andrew Cochrane
A young woman with a shameful secret hides out from friends and family in a massive tree. 
A lonely tree in a crowded city becomes the symbol for a young Tongan woman's personal journey, and a family that loves her no matter what. - Leo Koziol, co-curator.