Tongan Ark — award winning feature documentary
Fakakoloa Aotearoa ‘Aki ‘A E Ofa Fonua — Enrich Aotearoa with the love and duty of service to Country, Community, and People
- Date: Thursday, 6 September, 2018
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Free. You don't need to book.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Mālō ‘etau lava
Celebrate Tongan Language week with us. Come and see the award winning film Tongan Ark.
This lyrical film documentary inducts us into the surprising world of Professor Futa Helu and his ‘Atenisi Institute, an unconventional Tongan institution that proudly stands apart from church and state.
Ancient philosophy, opera and Tongan culture come together in this intimate portrait of a teacher, his school and his people as they navigate a sea of repression and doubt in a small but troubled Pacific island kingdom.