Tongan film explores lost culture

The director might be Niuean and live in Papakura, and the film about Tonga, but the message behind Tony Fuemana’s first feature film is one that youth throughout the Pacific Islands will recognise.

“I wanted to go into a topic that hits close to home for many young PI people,” he says.

“This is a story about a girl who, like many of us, loses her culture and loses her language, which for some people can mean a loss of identity.”

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