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For My Father's Kingdom


New Zealand 2019, 97 minutes
Dir. Vea Mafileo, Jeremiah Tauamiti
Rating: [M] Offensive language.
Genres: Documentary

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures.


“A tender, generous, at times almost unbearably intimate story of a person – of a whole world – so often obscured.”~James Robins,

Aroview: Director Vea Mafile'o crafts this deeply personal documentary portrait of her father, a Tongan patriarch whose dedication to pouring large amounts of money into an annual church celebration called Misinale raises questions about tradition and modernity among his South Auckland family members.

NZ International Film Festival 2019

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