Deep Waters Pacific Film Series Form
Asian Pacific Studies Program and Pacific Islanders in Communications
Date & Time
Friday, March 22
Presentation Theatre, 2350 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
One afternoon of two featured documentary films on Pacific Island history, culture and identity followed by panel discussions and Q&A. A reception between the two screenings features music and refreshments.
Friday, March 22, 2:00 p.m: TE KUHANE O TE TUPUNA "THE SPIRIT OF OUR ANCESTORS"
This documentary explores the social and political landscape of the island of Rapa Nui, a Chilean territory, as the indigenous Polynesian people attempt to claim back what is rightfully theirs — the lost Moai, Hoa Haka Nanaia, a cultural artifact now in the permanent collection of the British Museum.
Friday, March 22, 5:00 p.m: LEITIS IN WAITING
Leitis in Waiting is a raw yet tender portrait of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom.