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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

Earlier Event: September 6
Damodar Village 6 Cinema - Suva, Fiji
Later Event: September 6
Screening Series TBA - Suva, Fiji