AM/NESIA: Forgotten “Archipelagos” of Oceania

Reef Reels 2 (Shorts)

The second Reef Reels looks closely at themes of gender and identity in the context of decolonization, featuring Lady Eva, a short film about discrimination against gender minorities in Tonga, and three works by the New Zealand-based Pacific queer art collective FAFSWAG.

Lady Eva

TONGA, USA / 2017 / English / Color / Digital File / 11 min

Directors: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Story Creator: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Editing: Bill Weber
Sound Design: James Lebrecht
Producers: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Source: Dean Hamer


AOTEAROA [NEW ZEALAND] / 2017 / English / Color / Digital File / 8 min

Director, Photography: Tanu Gago
Editing: Tanu Gago, Daniel Strang
Sound, Mixing: Colleen Brennan
Music: Jermaine Dean, Tim Checkley
Executive Producer: Carthew Neal Producer: Morgan Waru
Source: Tanu Gago (FAFSWAG)


AOTEAROA [NEW ZEALAND] / 2018 / English / Color / Digital File / 19 min

Director, Editing, Sound: Tanu Gago
Photography: Ralph Brown
Choreography: Jacob Tamata, Cypris Afakasi
Source: Tanu Gago (FAFSWAG)


AOTEAROA [NEW ZEALAND] / 2016 / Samoan, English / Color / Digital File / 9 min

Director: Pati Solomona Tyrell
Photography: Ralph Brown
Source: Tanu Gago (FAFSWAG)