Leitis in Waiting

6 October
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$15 / $10

Leitis in Waiting is 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 their South Pacific kingdom.

With unexpected humour and extraordinary access to Tonga's royals and leaders, this emotional journey reveals what it means to be different in a society ruled by tradition, and what it takes to be accepted without forsaking who you are.

Preceded by the short film Sunday Fun Day (2016, D: Dianna Fuemana, New Zealand, Unrated, 15 mins). A teenager's fantasy and a single mum's reality collide, leaving both to grapple with a system that doesn't know how they fit in. 

Please note: These films are unrated. We recommended children are accompanied by an adult.

See more films in the Pasifika Film Festival.