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Children of the Migration

Television (Excerpts) – 2004


Through candid interviews and rare archival footage Children of the Migration tells the stories of the Pacific Island immigrants who came to New Zealand from the 1950s to 1980s, and changed the cultural landscape of Aotearoa. Presented by David Sa'ena and actor Vela Manusaute, this humorous and moving documentary includes interviews with All Black Tana Umaga, boxer David Tua, actress Teuila Blakely, hip hop artist King Kapisi and poet Tusiata Avia. Fijian European Lala Rolls directs.

Key Cast & Crew

David Sa'ena


Lala Rolls

Director, Editor

Vela Manusaute


Chris Ellis


Michelle Turner


John Boswell


See all 15 credits

Produced by

Island Productions Aotearoa


Island Productions Aotearoa


Made with funding from NZ On Air and TVNZ



Features music by King Kapisi, Bill Sevesi, Che Fu, Maurice Newport, John Martin, David Fanshaw, Yasawa, Opensouls, Brother Love (Rahui Vaka), Ta'akoka Dance Troube, Pepe and the Raratongan, Taka Ngatipa, Peni Jean, and Rhombus


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