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Tala Pasifika - A Day in the Life

Television (Full Length) – 1995

Tala Pasifika was a pioneering Pacific Island drama series. This episode was one of six films that screened on TV One in 1996. The short drama follows teenage school friends Siosi (Johnny La'ulu), Matt (Faifua Amiga) and John (Robert Luisi), who are awaiting their School Certificate results. On the day he receives his grades, Siosi is beaten by his father (Ene Pataia). The following day, he discovers a tragedy has occurred within his circle of friends. This acts as a catalyst to resolve his own troubles at home. A Day in the Life won two awards at Canadian indigenous festival Dreamspeakers.

Key Cast & Crew

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Gary Moore

Director

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Ruth Kaupua

Producer

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Mario Gaoa

Writer, As: Script Writer

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Luke Faber

As: Postman

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Drodrolangi Fraser

As: Siosi's Sister

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Manusina Gaoa

As: Matt's Mother

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He Taonga Films

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

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