Film in production


Homecoming tells the story of the atoll of Pukapuka through the intergenerational story of two bi-cultural women Johnny Frisbie and Amelia Borofsky who journey home after decades away. Facing modernization, environmental, and cultural loss, this 3sq km coral atoll has little contact with outsiders or tourists, and the native community follows a Polynesian way of life lost to most of the Pacific. This character-driven documentary follows the two women on their journey “home” offering a poetic meditation on race, climate change, memory and the universal journey towards wholeness.

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Production Photos

Photography stills by Gabrielle Fa’ai’uaso.

Homecoming Gifts

The Homecoming documentary is currently in production. In 2015 we conducted a successful Kickstarter Campaign that made possible to film for the first time in Pukapuka. We are in the process of editing the film, and we have gifts you can purchase to support our project. You can purchase a University of Pukapuka T-shirt or a Map of Pukapuka Tote Bag for yourself or your loved ones. Please select your gift and make sure you choose the right size and color. All funds will go towards funding the editing and completion of Homecoming. Atawaiwolo, muchas gracias, and eternal gratitude for your support!

Tote bag — $30

T-Shirts — $50


Thank you to our funders

La Fetra Foundation
Pacific Islanders in Communications
Kickstarter Campaign Backers
James G Hart Foundation
Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program, Cook Islands.
Nancy Kittle & Nu Lambda Trust
Anonymous Donors