K-POLYS

Posted Tuesday 26 Mar 2024

K-POLYS

Check out this this one-off documentary, which presents intimate portraits of three Pacific youth who are pulled into a Korean pop culture phenomenon, directed by Litia Tuiburelevu, and produced by Sophie Dowson and Aleisha Thorne.

K-pop has become a cultural phenomenon not only about music but also with dancing, fashion and importantly, a committed fan community. It began as a musical genre in South Korea in the 1990s, and now groups of amateur K-pop performers can be found in public spaces in Auckland Central. Among them, you’ll find three K-polys – Polynesian K-pop fans: Boba, Ethan and Ashley..

Made with the support of NZ On Air. Watch the trailer here.