Mario Faumui (Samoan)
Aotearoa New Zealand | 2018 | 6 min | Without Dialogue | Experimental
Fri Oct 19 1:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4
Part of Colliders
The third gender of fa’afafine has always existed in Samoan culture. When a young fa’afafine experiences societal rejection she finds strength in her identity through dance and the spirits of her ancestors.
Mario Faumui is a writer, director, editor, choreographer and dancer. His experience at Fresh (TV2) and www.thecoconet.tv has seen him be part of a new generation of storytellers that impact Pacific pop culture in Aotearoa and around the world.