4:00 PM16:00

Quezon City International Pink Film Festival - The Philippines

A screening featuring personal appearances by director Dean Hamer and film star Joey Joleen Mataele. Quezon City International Pink Film Festival is a project of the Quezon City Pride Council in partnership with the Quezon City Government and The Philippine Initiative on LGBT Pride Advocacy Inc. It is a year long project that promotes awareness and education through film. It is the only LGBT Film Festival in the Philippines that envisions at making the country a hub for the biggest LGBT festival in Southeast Asia.

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7:30 PM19:30

Nuku'alofa Film Festival - Tonga

We are humbled & honored to announce that the Nuku'alofa Film Festival NFF, in partnership with Digicel, will host a public screening of LEITIS IN WAITING on Wed., Nov. 21, 7:30pm in Digicel Square.

Tonga Leiti's Association members, movie producers Ilaisaane Sisi'uno Helu & Hinaleimoana Wong, and other special guests will be on-hand for a post-screening talanoa...

Let's fill the air with peace, love, & understanding!

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5:00 PM17:00

Kaalo 101 Micro Galleries - Kathmandu, Nepal

Micro Galleries is beyond proud to announce it is screening #LeitisInWaiting as part of its Micro Galleries Kathmandu program, with permission from the indomitable Joey Joleen Mataele and in partnership with the incredible organisations who ceaselessly work to assist LGBTIQ+ communities: BlueDiamondSocietyAsia Pacific Transgender Network Planet Ally .

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7:00 PM19:00

Creative Time Summit (Lady Eva) - Miami, FL

The Summit will hold its inaugural Film Series in Miami-Beach, featuring showings by filmmakers from the Miami-Florida area, the Caribbean, Latin America, and beyond, highlighting the richness and diversity of independent filmmaking. The selected films broadly engage with the major themes of this year’s Summit, encouraging thoughtful conversations around borders and migration, ecological struggles, gender politics, and economic inequality.

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10:00 AM10:00

Salon International de Livre Oceanien - Noumea, Nouvelle-Calédonie

SILO 2018 (Salon International de Livre Oceanien) will be held on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September in Nouméa, at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre.

The screening of "Leitis in Waiting" will be followed by a community conversation with Ms. Gaëlle, director of Diversité Nouvelle-Calédonie, and artist and community activists Peter Sipeli.

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6:00 PM18:00

Village 6 Cinemas - Suva, Fiji

Hosted by ArtTalk:

Film screening and conversation with Film makers and Joey Mataele
Venue: Village 6 Cinemas
Date: September 5th
Time: 6pm
Tickets: $20
(Fundraiser) for the Tonga Leitis Assocation

Tickets will be sold from the 27th
at the Oceania Centre for Arts Culture and Pacific Studies
or Simply purchase your Tickets on the night
Call: 7357171 for more info on ticket sales and bookings

Leitis in Waiting is a feature documentary about Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of gender and sexual minorities fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism in their South Pacific Kingdom. With humor and grace, this emotional story reveals what it means to be different in a society ruled by tradition, and what it takes to be accepted without forsaking who you are.

At the heart of the film is the leitis' commitment to talanoa, a Pacific approach to conflict and reconciliation that involves the sharing of truths in communal dialogue.

In partnership with the Tonga Leitis Association and Pacific Sexual and Gender Diversity Network, the film's producers are seeking opportunities to collaborate with local, national, and international organizations interested in using talanoa-style screening events to support community building and advocacy efforts that promote inclusion, equality, & human rights for all. 

Runtime: 72 minutes
Genres: Documentary, Pacific Islands, Culture, Religion, Gender, LGBT

Facebook: @TongaLeitisinWaiting
Twitter: @LeitisinWaiting
Instagram: @LeitisinWaiting #LeitisinWaiting #Talanoa#DecriminalizeLGBT #Equality #HumanRights

Joe Wilson
tel: +01 (808) 629-9864

Joey Joleen Mataele
Tonga Leitis Association
tel: +676 887-6686

Jesoni Naga

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7:00 PM19:00

Bangkok Screening Room - Bangkok, Thailand

BKKSR is Bangkok’s first screening room to support independent films, pave the way for emerging filmmakers, and being a platform to promote cultural contents. Presenting a vibrant program of independent film and documentaries and retrospective classics, the BKKSR is a new hub for film enthusiasts and fans of international films. LEITIS IN WAITING screening details to-be-announced soon HERE.

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6:30 PM18:30

Présence Autochtone/First Peoples' Festival - Montreal, Canada

A screening of "Leitis in Waiting" - under the French title "Joey and the Leitis" in a dynamic festival whose aim is to develop links between the artistic and cultural rebirth of the First Peoples and the cultural dynamism of a great metropolis, in a sustainable development perspective based on friendship among peoples, diversity of sources of expression as a collective treasure to be shared and through recognition of the specificity of First Nations and Inuit. Details HERE.

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