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Directed by Veialu Aila-Unsworth

Cast: Graham Pande (Samuel), Joana Mate (Aunty P), Regina Pande (Raya), with the voice of Olivia Korken

Raya loves makeup but her family does not. She’s torn between her secret dream of being a makeup artist and her family’s strict religious beliefs. In a nightmare, she receives a profound message from her Papua New Guinean ancestor who encourages her to look at her Indigenous culture for answers.

Writer: Veialu Aila-Unsworth
Producer: Veialu Aila-Unsworth
Executive Producer: Visual Communications (VC Media)
Director of Photography: Judd Overton
Editor: Veialu Aila-Unsworth
Composer: Maxwell Stone, Otis Kane
Sound Designer: Tyler Proctor

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Dates & Times


Art Theatre of Long Beach

Thu, May 9
3:00 pm