PG | 113 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
John Groberg, a farm kid from Idaho Falls, crosses an ocean to become a missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan islands during the 1950s.
Director: Mitch Davis | Stars: Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Joe Folau, Nathaniel Lees
Votes: 4,115 | Gross: $4.72M
TV-MA | 103 min | Action, Comedy
Fritz, a young Tongan man grappling with his wrestling superstar father Baron To'a's legacy, both metaphorically and literally following in his deceased father's footsteps by fighting for the return of his dad's stolen championship belt.
Director: Kiel McNaughton | Stars: Uli Latukefu, Nathaniel Lees, Jay Laga'aia, Shavaughn Ruakere
93 min | Comedy, Drama
In a remote Zambian community a girl is denounced as a witch and sent on a trajectory of exploitation, as a tethered member of a witches' camp, a witch for hire and a tourist exhibit.
Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Maggie Mulubwa, Henry B.J. Phiri, Nancy Murilo, Margaret Spinella
Votes: 3,125 | Gross: $0.05M
90 min | Drama
A portmanteau feature film by 9 female Pacific filmmakers and filmed on seven Pacific islands. It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai.
Directors: Becs Arahanga, Amberley Jo Aumua, Matasila Freshwater, Dianna Fuemana, Miria George, Ofa Guttenbeil, Marina McCartney, Nicole Whippy, Sharon Whippy | Stars: Ro Mereani Adi Tuimatanisiga, Ar-Ramadi Longopoa, Betsy Lania Luitolo, Agnes Pele
Short, Drama | Post-production
A young speech therapist disconnected from her Tongan heritage lies about her Tongan language skills to get a job. Out of her depth, she must find a way to communicate or risk her patient's life.
Director: Vea Mafile'o | Stars: Luciane Buchanan, Elizabeth Thomson, Michael Koloi, Albert Heimuli
98 min | Drama
There is nothing that keeps passionate social worker Wolski in Germany. On a remote island in the Kingdom of Tonga, he chooses to give criminal teenagers a second chance. His first ... See full summary »
Director: Florian Schewe | Stars: Sascha Alexander Gersak, Luis Pintsch, Tevita Fukofuka, Fuahea Semi
3 min | Short, Drama
A poetic journey through the life of a woman going through an arranged marriage. It is animated on traditional Tongan Cloth called Ngatu.
Director: Meli Tuqota
72 min | Documentary
The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in the South Pacific Kingdom.
Directors: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu | Stars: Joey Joleen Mataele, Eva Baron, Hon. Frederica Tuita Filipe, Princess Salote Lupepau'u Tuita-Taione
97 min | Documentary
Director Vea Mafile'o creates a portrait of her father to better understand why he still tithes every cent possible back to his home church on the island of Tonga, exploring his culture and her roots along the way.
Directors: Vea Mafile'o, Jeremiah Tauamiti | Stars: Crown Prince Tupouto'a 'Ulukalala, Elizabeth Mafile'o, Emil Mafile'o, Emily Mafile'o
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Drama
'The Carrier' is a feature-length documentary that tells the inspiring story of an HIV-positive and pregnant mother trying to protect her baby from being born with HIV/AIDS. The film ... See full summary »
Director: Maggie Betts
98 min | Documentary, Biography, News
Being Bruno Banani tells the unique story of the first and only Tongan luger who managed to qualify in an amazingly short amount of time for the Sochi 2014: XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014)... See full summary »
Directors: Susann Wentzlaff, Jörg Junge | Stars: Kitione Maile-Mokofisi, Leafa Wawryk, Mathias Ihle, Isabel Barschinski
84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Instructed to set out on a journey by his village chief, Flying Fox heads south to learn about his strengths as a man. During his journey he meets two warring villages and attempts to ... See full summary »
Director: Alex Bernstein | Stars: Soane Prescott, Kelepi Fonohema, Sione Ma'u, Poy David Barnes Tonga
Former prize-fighter, Soane 'The Shark' Valu is forced to return home after 20 years when his father dies. He must now face his three children he left behind and uncover the truth behind an ancestor's curse.
Stars: Haanz Fa'avae-Jackson, Tupou Vainiaku Filimoehala, Joe Folau, Ilaisaane Green
27 min | Short, Drama, History
Based on the Legend of, `Aho`eitu from the Pacific Island of Tonga, 'Aho'eitu leaves his mother to find his father Tagaloa in the heavens. On his quest he finds out that he also has ... See full summary »
Directors: Jeremiah Tauamiti, Vea Mafile'o | Stars: Sione Pia Fatai, Sisi'uno Helu, Nonga Pulu, Latu Va'eno
30 min | News
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Stars: Talita Tu'ipulotu, Salote Sisifa, Emma Vea, Melissa Baleilekutu
Hulk Hogan vs Sgt. Slaughter for the WWF Championship, The Rockers vs The Orient Express, The British Bulldog vs The Berzerker, and more.
Stars: Adnan Al-Kaissy, André the Giant, Mike Chioda, Paul Diamond
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Directors: Maiko Taukafa, Moises Lemus | Stars: Siu Mele, Kepu Taukafa, Maiko Taukafa
15 min | Short, Drama
Set in the Kingdom of Tonga (South Pacific Islands), this film looks at the influence and encroachment of western culture as shown in the relationship of a young man and his traditional father.
Director: Paul Stoll | Stars: William Guttenbeil, Opeti Mahina, Folau Kaitapu, Soane Paulo Po'oi
Mia, a Tongan-born girl raised in Australia, becomes lost in her western identity. She takes a serious but humorous journey to Tonga, to find the one thing missing most from her life - her culture.
Director: Tony Fuemana | Stars: Carolanne Makakaufaki, Ma'ata Havea
11 min | Documentary, Short
An innovative Pasifika artist is unmasked. In pre-pandemic Tokyo, Tongan performance artist Kalisolaite 'Uhila naturally visualises the creator becoming the created.
Director: Robert George | Star: Kalisolaite 'Uhila
30 min | Documentary, Short, History
A rural native tribe migrates to city in the search of better conditions of life. and had become to inhabit for this tribe that brought not only is habits and beliefs but also its language ... See full summary »
Director: Inadelso Cossa
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Stars: Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV
39 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy | Post-production
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Director: Tsitsi Dangarembga
60 min | Documentary
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Director: Mike Poltorak | Stars: Falanise Foliaki, Pote Hausia, Tevita Koloamatangi, Aisake Televave
Soana, a young Tongan woman in 1970s Auckland, navigates familial tensions and anti-immigration crackdowns as she joins up with a local chapter of the Polynesian Panthers.
Director: Savelina Vaka'uta | Stars: Matthew Cavagnino, Florida Ah Foon, Christopher Halaholo, Vai'ata Halaholo
30 min | Short
This is a documentary which both shows the ancient traditional art form of healing but tries to capture the essence of being a traditional healer in an ever changing environment. ... See full summary »
Director: Melinda Ostraff
30 min | Short
Tapa cloth or ngatu as it is called in Tonga, is cloth made from the bark of the mulberry tree. The inner bark is beaten into fine sheets and painted using traditional designs. After ... See full summary »
Directors: Joseph Ostraff, Melinda Ostraff | Star: Monica Delgado
39 min | Documentary, Short
The 1967 coronation ceremony of King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV of Tonga.
Director: Derek Wright | Stars: King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, Duchess of Kent, Princess Salote Mafile'o Pilolevu Tuita, Edward Windsor