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Tala Pasifika - Malama

Television (Full Length) – 1995

This ten minute drama features actor Jay Laga'aia (Street Legal). Malama (Saili Williams) is a young girl who lost her eyesight in the car crash that also killed her mother. Although she can't see in the physical world, Malama has gained a window to the spirit world. Her father Ta'a (Laga'aia) still grieves and can't cope with raising the kids. His frustrations manifest as anger. When Malama and her brother attend their baptism, the family crisis hits boiling point. Malama screened as part of pioneering Pacific Island drama series Tala Pasifika.

Key Cast & Crew

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Jay Laga'aia

As: Ta'a

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Matt Bowkett

Director

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Ruth Kaupua

Producer

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Aaron Taouma

Writer

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Kimberley Williams

As: Baptised child

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Eric Waite

As: Jesus

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He Taonga Films

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

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