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Our Small World

Television (Full Length) – 2000

Our Small World is a portrait of life on an atoll in Tokelau — on Fale, an island so small, the schoolhouse had to be built on the next island, and the pigs live on the reef. Narrated by Tokelau-born Ioane Puka on a return visit, the film examines old traditions meeting pressures from the outside world, an emphasis on self-sufficiency and togetherness, and worries over education and a declining, youth-heavy population. Key decisions are made by a group of male elders, although after initial doubts, they have accepted a woman police officer.

We all grew up believing that our tiny atoll in the Pacific was the centre of the universe. In fact Tokelau is about as remote as it is possible to be.
– Narrator Ioane Puka

Key Cast & Crew

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Ioane Puka

Narrator

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George Andrews

Producer

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Peta Carey

Camera, Director

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Olin Turrall

Online Editor

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Roger Green

Sound

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Anthony Muru

Editor

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