For My Fathers Kingdom

For My Fathers Kingdom

  • 2019 -
  • Bingo Captioned Charter Docos Under The Skin Documentary Drama For My Fathers Kingdom Fukry Huahua Impact Kia Manawanui Long Time No Sea MFF2020 MRFF NATIVE Slam V Nga Matauranga Nga Putake Nga Raurekau Patutiki Sembradoras de Vida Short Documentary Short Drama Shorts Wairua Shorts Whakapapa Whanau Whenua
  • - 1 hour 33 minutes

Driven by his deep faith in God and traditional culture, a flat-broke Tongan pensioner must navigate not only the rough streets of South Auckland but also his tumultuous relationship with his New Zealand born son who struggles to accept his father’s commitment to a Kingdom that tore their family apart.

Screening Information
For My Fathers Kingdom

11:15 AM
Sunday 27 September 2020
The Civic Theatre

TRAILER: For My Fathers Kingdom
  • Indigenous Nation Tonga
  • Country New Zealand
  • Director Vea Mafile'o, Jerry Tauamiti
  • Producer Vea Mafile'o
  • Producer Bio Vea Mafile’o (Tongan/Maori/Scottish/English) is a freelance television and film director who has filmed extensively throughout the Pacific. For My Father’s Kingdom is her debut feature, which will have its World Premiere at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival 2019. It is the first Tongan feature documentary for cinema, directed by a Tongan female in the World. Her short film ‘Toaipuapuaga - Strength in Suffering ’, was also accepted into Berlin and again will have its World Premiere in the NATIVe section. For My Father`s Kingdom received a special Jury award in the International Documentary section and she received an award for ‘Toaipuapuaga - Strength in Suffering’ at the Wairoa film festival. She has directed television productions, such as TVNZ’s Fresh, Tagata Pasifika and for the web portal The She co-founded production company Malosi pictures and she produced and co- directed Digital Fananga filmed in Tonga and produced the award winning Aho`eitu which won the Breakthrough Award at the Sydney Pasifika Film Festival in 2015. Vea has been a Set Designer and Art Director for numerous features and award-winning short films. She is a co-founder of The Nuku`alofa film festival in Tonga and founder of the Okalani film festival, the first Tongan film festival in Aotearoa. Vea was nominated in 2011 for the prestigious International Signature Art Prize (SAPB). Four years later, Vea fulfilled a major personal milestone, when her video work Monomono 2.0 was selected for Imaginary Date Line which exhibited at the Venice Biennale that year. She had her first solo exhibition in 2018, Digital Launima at St Paul’s Gallery, Auckland. She was selected for the Script to Screen Film Up programme and awarded the mentorship of Pietra BrettKelly. She has an Arts Degree, a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts and is the mother of three beautiful boys. She currently has NZFC development funding for her next feature documentary Toa The Stigmata of Samoa.