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Tala Pasifika - The Hibiscus

Television (Full Length) – 1995

Tala Pasifika was a pioneering Pacific Island drama series; this episode is one of six short films that screened on TV One in 1996. 'The Hibiscus' is the lighthearted tale of Sefo (Soi Paito Siulepa), a retired grandfather who arrives from Samoa and plants a hibiscus in the family's back yard. Although he has difficulty speaking English, the garden is a forum to explain history and Samoan tradition to the kids. When Mum reveals her plan to concrete the yard and put in a BBQ area, the kids come up with a compromise.

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Whetu Fala

Director

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Ruth Kaupua

Producer

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Makerita Urale

Writer

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Soi Paito Siulepa

As: Sefo

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Kalan Maiava

As: John

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Olivia Muliaumaseali'i

As: Sala

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Made with funding from NZ On Air

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