Liliu

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    Liliu

    Directed by

    New Zealand

    2019

    18 min

    • English
    • Samoan

    Drama

    Solo, a young Samoan interpreter entrenched in the colonial court system, is suddenly challenged when the High Chief Nua is called to the stand. Defending the charge of trespassing, Nua illuminates a path of righteousness for the young man.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Ana Tuisila
    Peter Hayden
    Tuiasau Uelese Petaia
    Vito Vito
    Screenplay
    Jeremiah Tauamiti
    Cinematography
    Tim Flower
    Editing
    Chris Davis
    Jeremiah Tauamiti
    Peter Roberts
    Music
    Opeloge Ah Sam
    Production
    SUN PIX LTD
    Jeremiah Tauamiti

    Jeremiah Tauamiti

    New Zealand

    Kiwi Samoan Jeremiah Tauamiti started his career as a camera operator, before going on to direct films of his own, including shorts MARIA (2017) and LILIU (2019). The latter has its Australian premiere at MIFF 2019. His 48 Hours Film Festival team Goodfellas are perennial award contenders. Tauamiti has also acted in short films, such as THE PROMISE OF PIHA (2017) and My FRIEND MICHAEL JONES (2018). In 2019 he co-directed his first feature FOR MY FATHER'S KINDGOM with partner Vea Mafile'o. The documentary, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, is about Mafile'o's Tongan father, Saia.