TAPA: THE CLOTH THAT BINDS USDirected by Nancy Thompson
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
A journey through the life of a young Pasifika woman as she learns the traditional practice of making tapa cloth, passed down through generations. She incorporates the core values of this process into her existence in the modern world.
Director: Nancy Thompson
Writer: Nancy Thompson
Producer: ROX Creative Group Inc
Executive Producer: LIFT Island, JT Productions
Director of Photography: Chaz “ROX” Toney, Vanessa Su’a
Editor: Nick Teofilo
Production Designer: Nancy Thompson
Composer: Chaz “ROX” Toney
Sound Designer: Chaz “ROX” Toney, Nick Teofilo
Music: Chaz “ROX” Toney
Cast: Courtney Mesi, Lusia Thompson, Nancy Thompson, Loki, Fiailoa Iulia Laolagi, Ana Victoria Liufau, Viki Moimoi Vai, Brandon Fonise Latu Sekona, Funaki Iasinita Sekona, Danielle Roberts, Tehina Liufau, Aubrey-Victoria Telesia Young, Suekalena Tafao, Chealsy Voigt, Margaret Utu-Pa’ala, Dez Ale, Erica Logo, Maile Vavao, ‘Alungalelei Lomelati Crank, Victoria “Toyang” Abatay, Tehea Case, Tiana Leomiti, Tapunu’u Mason Su’e, Leiisa Case, Felisha Anoa’i Neal, Viola Daskalakis, Rev. ‘Amelia AhoSivi Faletau Finau, Tongovua Marie Tangitau, Tania Liufau, Genesis Lutu
Through various frames and points of view, we are brought closer to encountering an ancient Pacific past.