Toa`ipuapuagā (Strength in Suffering)

Toa`ipuapuagā (Strength in Suffering)

  • 2018 -
  • 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
  • - 10 m 20 s

When a young Samoan woman is stricken with bleeding stigmata during an Easter church service, she must face both adoration and condemnation from her deeply religious island community while struggling to maintain life as a wife and mother.

Screening Information
Wairua Shorts

1:30 PM
Thursday 24 September 2020
Māoriland Hub

This screening is recommended for audiences 16 +, themes include depression, suicide and PTSD

  • Language English
  • Indigenous Nation Tongan, Māori
  • Country New Zealand
  • Director Vea Mafile'o
  • Director Bio Vea Mafile’o has a fine Arts degree is a director, set designer, camera operator & is co-founder the Nuku’alofa Film Festival. Her award-winning films, Toa’ipuapuagā and debut feature documentary For My Father’s Kingdom premiered at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival. She is currently developing her film Toa’ipuapuagā into a feature documentary.
  • Producer Vea Mafile'o
  • Awards Moana Pasifika non- fiction director award - Wairoa film Festival 2019