TOAʻIPUAPUAGĀ STRENGTH IN SUFFERINGDirected by Vea Mafile'o
This film is only available to viewers in the United States from September 25, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive.
When a young Samoan woman is stricken with bleeding stigmata during an Easter church service, she must face both adoration and condemnation from her deeply religious island community, while struggling to maintain life as a wife and mother.
Director, Producer: Vea Mafile’o
From a young Samoan woman stricken with bleeding stigmata, to a documentary portrait on Native Hawaiian slam poet Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, to an animated tale that reveals the hidden history of four healing stones on Waikiki Beach; these pieces are cinematic love letters to the living culture of the Pacific.