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.
Festival details here.
NATIONAL FILM & SOUND ARCHIVE - The Pasifika Film Fest (PFF) showcases the art of Pacific storytelling through film while also working to inspire Pasifika writers, directors and actors to explore links to their culture. Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/264862130902003/
Festival details here.
ASIA PACIFIC QUEER FILM FESTIVAL ALLIANCE SHORTS
1. Lady Eva
Director: Hamer Wilson, Wong-Kalu
Tonga and USA/2017/11 mins
In Tongan and English with English subtitles
A brave young transgender woman sets off on a journey to become her true self in the Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga – with a little inspiration from Tina Turner along the way.
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.
Hosted by ArtTalk:
Film screening and conversation with Film makers and Joey Mataele
Venue: Village 6 Cinemas
Date: September 5th
(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
SOCIAL MEDIA TAGS
Instagram: @LeitisinWaiting #LeitisinWaiting #Talanoa#DecriminalizeLGBT #Equality #HumanRights
tel: +01 (808) 629-9864
Joey Joleen Mataele
Tonga Leitis Association
tel: +676 887-6686
Samoa premiere of "Leitis in Waiting" at the 3rd Regional Conference for ILGA Oceania, the first time ever that ILGA will be featured in a Pacific Island nation.
The conference will unpack what it means to be fighting for Our Lands, One Ocean, Our Rights!
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.
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.