Help Marbrook finish Loimata by giving it a BOOST!
Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019
In Loimata, Kiwi filmmaker Anna Marbrook honours the last journey of the great waka maker, sailor, voyager and mentor, Ema Siope (pictured above). At six feet tall, with incredible strength, gender-fluid Ema was one of the few women in the world who could captain and build ocean going waka hourua - traditional twin-hulled sailing canoes. She traversed oceans to revive a voyaging past obliterated and silenced by colonisation. She was dignosed with breast cancer, but before she died, she wanted to rekindle her family's fractured connection to their homeland Samoa. Sadly Ema passed away on 25 August, aged 52, but Marbrook and her team are determined to finish the film and are launching a BOOSTED fund-raising drive to seek help in completing the edit of this feature length documentary.