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Tala Pasifika - Talk of the Town

Television (Full Length) – 1995

Tala Pasifika was a pioneering Pacific Island drama series; this award-winning episode is one of six films that screened on TV One in 1996. 'Talk of the Town' is an entertaining short drama about Cindy (Henry Ah-Foo Taripo), a fa'afafine who has grown up to become a cabaret performer. She breaks the fourth wall from her dressing room to tell her story, which begins in her youth when her father (Alvin Fitisemanu) is impressed by her culinary skills and assigns her to the role of family cook.

Key Cast & Crew

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Lani Tupu

Director

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Ruth Kaupua

Producer

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Lisa Taouma

Writer

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Adrienne Belford

As: Sister Lucy

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Esther Forsyth

As: Aunty Losa

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Sani Muliaumascali'i

As: Sione

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Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

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