Pasifika short films (R13)
Whakaako kia whakaora / educate to liberate (2022)
DURATION: 7 MINUTES
The Whakaako Kia Whakaora / Educate to Liberate mural project honours the historical presence of the Polynesian Panthers in Tāmaki Makaurau, the connection to the Black Panther Party and a visual representation of some of the social justice issues both organisations fought for at that time, and still fight for today.
DURATION: 20 MINUTES
Thick, deadly smog blankets the globe, reducing visibility to less than a few metres. In a secluded farmhouse, a woman and her overbearing husband attempt to find resources and survive using a series of walking trails crafted from ropes and stakes. One night, the woman is alerted to the presence of someone or something else deep in the smog. Desperate to escape the farmhouse, the woman attempts to meet the unknown and risk everything to leave her loveless and abusive relationship behind.
DURATION: 9 MINUTES
As a dawn raid targets her home, a Sāmoan girl escapes. A story about a young girl who must face the harsh realities of her times as it consumes her house and family. Story based on the treatment of Pacific Island families during the New Zealand Dawn Raids. Based on the treatment of Pacific Island families during the New Zealand Dawn Raids of the 1970’s, this short is an intimate look into a police raid, as told through the eyes of a young girl Losa and her father Lupematasila.
THE LAST SUNDAY (2022)
DURATION: 13 MINUTES
When a Samoan teenager realises the financial struggle in his household, an offer too convincing to decline will change his life forever.
DURATION: 17 MINUTES
Under the debateable rule of King George VI indigenous democracy accentuates the guardianship of History to be the truth.
FREEDOM FIGHTER (2023)
DURATION: 16 MINUTES
There is no safe place to hide when the desire to dance calls Iuli’a, an overstayer, to choose between her own freedom and the safety of those she is responsible for.
Gus Fisher Gallery
74 Shortland Street
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Central 1010
Tuesday – Friday:
10am – 5pm
10am – 4pm