E Lele Le Toloa (The Toloa Bird Soars)

“E Lele Le Toloa (The Toloa Bird Soars)” follows the journey of a young Samoan man by the name of Tui Meki. A portrait documentary that follows the life and heartfelt journey of a son of the Pacific, that migrated to Aotearoa in the pursuit of education and the promise of a greater life. Driven by a passion for industrial design and the blessings of his aiga, Tui unknowingly finds himself on a journey of self-discovery and identity. A journey where Tui is confronted with various hardships and lessons that will potentially shape him into the individual that he is today.


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