ASB Polyfest 2008 is an action-packed showcase of Māori and Pacific youth competing in the annual schools' cultural festival in South Auckland. Māori, Tonga, Samoa, Niue and Cook Islands performances, 100,000 people and trophies to be won make this competitive event one of the most important dates for youth in Auckland. Behind the scenes footage, colourful costumes, trials and tribulations and "the Pacific way" are captured. Made by the Tagata Pasifika team, with directors including Naked Samoans Shimpal Lelisi and Mario Gaoa.
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Television, 2001 (Full Length Episode)
A Tagata Pasifika special about the Naked Samoans
Television, 2004 (Full Length Episode)
Featuring the Naked Samoans
Film, 2005 (Trailer)
Featuring Shimpal Lelisi and Mario Gaoa
Short Film, 1996 (Full Length)
A Samoan family short film
Film, 1997 (Trailer and Excerpts)
Featuring Shimpal Lelisi
Television, 2004 (Excerpts)
Featuring Mama Teri, a youth worker from South Auckland
Film, 2012 (Trailer and Extras)
Polyfest director Shimpal Lelisi co-stars