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13 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018 | 9.00am - 4.30pm

The Pasifika Film Festival is calling Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre its new home.

Join us for a vibrant opening night on Thursday 13 September followed by a weekend of film and culture. The Pasifika Film Festival, entering its 5th year brings the best of independent film from the Pacific region to the big screen.

New to PFF
13  - 16 September; 9-5pm
Free Admission

Join us for a unique way of experiencing 3 films that have been selected as part of an artistic section of PFF 2018. The films 'Our Home, Our People' and 'Aeasi: As Far as the Eye Can See Above Sea Level' will be shown on headsets and in 360 virtual reality and the short film 'Praise Song for Oceania' will be screened as a spoken word piece.

Opening Night & Talanoa Shorts
Thursday 13 September
Opening Night Festivities: 6PM

Session Time: 7PM
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A selection of short films that raise discussions about life in the Pacific. Films include: Waiting, Moon Melon, Panguna, Lady Eva, Meke, Sunday Funday and TIFA. Recommended for all audiences.

Out Of State
Friday 14 September
Session Time: 7PM
Duration: 88 mins
Age Suitability: PG
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Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison thousands in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their Indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. It's from this unlikely setting that David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to prove to themselves and to their families that this experience has changed them forever, David and Hale struggle with the hurdles of life as formerly incarcerated men, asking the question: can you really go home again? Recommended for children to view with their parents.

Niu Kids
Saturday 15 September
Session Time: 2PM
Duration: 34 mins
Age Suitability: G 
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A selection of kid friendly Pacific short films. Films include: A Boy From Rarotonga, Aiga, i Hinanao-ta (Our Journey) with more to be confirmed. Recommended for all audiences.

Power Meri
Saturday 15 September
Session Time: 7PM
Age Suitability: G 
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Power Meri follows Papua New Guinea's first national women's Rugby League team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia. These trailblazers must beat not only the sporting competition, but also intense sexism, a lack of funding, and national prejudice to reach their biggest stage yet. Recommended for all audiences.

OCEANIA + 48 HOURS OF FILM Presentation
Sunday 16 September
Session Time: 2PM
Age Suitability: G 
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A selection of short films that raise discussions about life in the Pacific. Films include: The Roots of Ulu, Gwala Rising, NAGHOTANO - We Cannot Go Anywhere, Salamasina's Daughters and Liborio: An Artist of the Solomon Islands. Recommended for all audiences.

The Opposition
Sunday 16 September
Session Time: 6PM
Age Suitability: PG 
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In a David-and-Goliath battle over land in Papua New Guinea, Joe Moses, leader of the Paga Hill Settlement, must save the families before they are evicted. Battling it out in the courts, Joe may find his community replaced with an international five star hotel and marina development. Recommended for children to view with their parents.

Event Information

LocationCasula Powerhouse
Arts Centre

Duration13 - 16 September

AgesSee individual films
for age suitability

CostOpening Night: $20
Adult: $15
Concession: $12
Group (10+): $10

Phone02 9824 1121


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