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Mawhialeo Ote Alowha (Our Love)

  • 16min
  • Valeriya Golovina
  • New Zealand
  • 2020

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Special Mention, Student Short Documentary Competition (Tertiary)


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Meli and her husband, Avito, reflect on the pivotal decision of their lives. With much trepidation, they left the tiny atoll of Tokelau for New Zealand, seeking a better life for their son. 43 years on, they find themselves pulled between family and a longing for home.  

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This film is part of our New Zealand Shorts Category, proudly presented by The Spinoff.

Producer

Niamh Swannack

Languages

English, Tokelau