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Tagata Pasifika - The Naked Samoans

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2001

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Adults only

Featuring extensive footage from their live shows, this episode of Tagata Pasifika explores comedy phenomenon The Naked Samoans. The performances include early versions of characters who featured on animated hit bro'Town. Co-founder Oscar Kightley talks about the group's "licorice allsorts" cultural makeup, and how prejudice is not the same as racism. Featuring some comical censorship via an off-screen voice, the episode captures the raw, non-PC island humour that filtered into five seasons of bro'Town, and two Sione's Wedding films.

We're entertainers, we're storytellers, we're actors — we're not social workers. But if you're going to have this time on stage, and if you're going to have this position where people come and see you, then you shouldn't waste that. If you've got an opportunity to say something, then you should. And we do.
– Naked Samoan Oscar Kightley

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