For The Community

For My Father’s Kingdom: For the Community is an exciting opportunity for audiences in South Auckland to watch the groundbreaking documentary film, For My Father’s Kingdom for free AND hear the director, Vea Mafile’o discuss the film with a panel of Pacific women who will offer insights from both Tongan and wider Pacific perspectives.

For My Father’s Kingdom, in both Tongan and English, documents the Mafile’o family patriarch, Saia Mafile’o, and his efforts to impart his cultural values and service to his church and Tonga on his four New Zealand-born children. As specific as the film is to both the Tongan community, and South Auckland, it represents a universal narrative about the love that binds families together and the strains of intergenerational cultural transmission, particularly for migrant communities.

Having premiered nationally during the New Zealand International Film Festival in July, For My Father’s Kingdom: For The Community offers a unique opportunity for families and grassroots communities to experience the film in a local setting: Ōtāhuhu Rovers Rugby League Football Club, home of the Ōtāhuhu Leopards!

After the film screening (96 minutes), a light meal will be followed by a discussion with panellists Sarah McRobie and Siniva Vaitohi (SAY Money Transfer) along with Vea Mafile’o (Director, For My Father’s Kingdom) facilitated by Yolande Ah Chong.

Event Details

Time: 3.30pm (Doors open) / 4pm start
Saturday 21 September 2019
Ōtāhuhu Rovers Rugby League Football Club, home of the Ōtāhuhu Leopards, Bert Henham Park, 645 Mount Wellington Highway, Ōtāhuhu, South Auckland

Refreshments provided | Family friendly | Heaps of free parking

More about the film

The Southside Talanoa Series has been designed to showcase urban Pacific expression and creativity from Tāmaki Makaurau – and share it with the world. It is proudly supported by Auckland Council as part of the Pacific Arts Programme.