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5 Reasons we Loved Hibiscus and Ruthless

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5 Reasons we Loved Hibiscus and Ruthless

As you know, I will always support our Samoan arts and events where possible.  I was so excited to see Hibiscus and Ruthless. I pre-purchased my ticket and made sure I had the best seat in the cinema. The day before I was supposed to go I was hospitalised...FML. I made sure that my sister and son went in my place. Their praise for the movie made me want to watch it even more. I had to go as a loner in a cinema that was filled mainly with couples, but I had the whole back row to myself so...

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I Am Moana

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I Am Moana

Photo Credit: Slant Magazine When I was a teenager, my favourite cartoon was Pocahontas.  I watched it at the movies, I bought the video and the CD, which I listened to regularly and sat in my room singing along to the lyrics.  I may or may not still sit and have a Pocahontas sing along once a year.  I felt such a strong connection to Pocahontas at that time.  I have no Native American heritage, so there was no direct correlation for this bond.  I didn’t have a forbidden love or a pet raccoon, so the connection wasn’t because I...

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5 Reasons We Love Three Wise Cousins

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5 Reasons We Love Three Wise Cousins

We were lucky to see a private screening of Three Wise Cousins in Melbourne.  A theatre of 300 filled to the brim of Samoans ready to laugh and be entertained.  It wasn’t like any other movie screening I had been to, not even in Samoa.  As my son and I sat down we were offered a packet of popcorn from a complete stranger as they had ordered more than they could eat, thank you again kind man.  Then before the movie started as a group we all did the mili and pati (there is probably an actual term for this,...

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