Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
Join us for a special screening of Moana with Sound, a “living panorama” of everyday life in Samoa in 1926. Originally created as a silent film, the director’s daughter created a sound version of this historical gem in 1980 and then, in 2014, the film was fully restored
Flaherty was expecting to make a Samoan version of his box office success Nanook of the North. To that end he was looking for action stories of sea monsters. He was offered giant stingrays (according to Monica Flaherty), but he rejected that and opted instead to create a “living panorama,” to film everyday life. At the film’s center is Moana, the son of a tribal chief, who journeys towards manhood as he spends a week being tattooed. The film captures the villagers as they fish, hunt, make clothes, feast and dance.
Following the screening a panel discussion will reflect on the film, the representation of Pasifika in film and on film making today.
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