Premiere of Our Atoll Speaks at 2019 Te Kuki Airani Film Festival in Rarotonga, Cook Islands!

Sold out premiere of “Our Atoll Speaks” and VAI at Empire Cinema in Rarotonga, Cook Islands ! Atawai Wolo TKAFF19!! Congratulations on creating a world class festival for the Pacific Joshua BakerAni O’Neill, and Claire Wilson!!! Lot of hard work, buzz, and excitement!! Yay Gemma Cubero Del Barrio, film team and United Nations UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme, hosted by the Cook Islands Red Cross Society! Eternally grateful to our darling friend Kelly-Rose Pick for the beautiful pictures you took. So sad we could not be there in person but we were there in spirit!!!

Sold out premiere at Empire Cinema in Rarotonga!
Thank you beauttiful Kelly-Rose Pick ( left) and Teuru Tiraa-Passfield with her beautiful daughter, National Coordinator of our funder the UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme, hosted by the Cook Islands Red Cross Society for your generous support!
Kelly Rose- Pick with friends who attended the Cook Islands premiere at Empire Cinema on August 6th!
Te Kuki Airani Film Festival audience members watching Our Atoll Speaks!




Our Atoll Speaks celebrate its Cook Islands Premiere during the Opening Night of the Te Kuki Airani Film Festival in Rarotonga!

A message from Gemma and Amelia about Our Atoll Speaks!

Our Atoll Speaks premieres at the 2019 Te Kuki Airani Film Festival in Rarotonga opening the film festival. Event is sold out here a message of excitement and gratitude from Hawaii!!

Our Atoll Speaks screens at Wesley Intermediate School in New Zealand!

Thanks to Latea Katoa we got a minute request to do a screening of Our Atoll Speaks at Wesley Intermediate School in Auckland! 
Beautiful event in every sense of the word- the kids asked questions about climate change, making films and telling their own stories 💛🎬🌺 the principal and the teachers were amazing too. Thank you for this beautiful experience in the school! happy birthday darling Latea Katoa🎂🌺🎬🙏🏼 we truly hope that Our Atoll Speaks will be used as an educational media tool about Pukapukan /indigenous conservation practices around the world in the years to come!

Pukapukan Community in NZ responds to Our Atoll Speaks!

Here you have members of the Pukapukan Community in Auckland, NZ Aotearoa responding to the screening of OUR ATOLL SPEAKS: Ko Talatala Mai Tō Mātou Wenua at the Poynesian Cultural Center on July 25, 2019. Thank you Ernestina Bonsu Maro from PMN Cook Islands for your coverage of our film during the premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival. More info at www.talcualfilms.com

Beautiful premiere in Aotearoa of Our Atoll Speaks!

We could not hope for a better premiere of Our Atoll Speaks, (Ko Talatala Mai Tō Mātou Wenua) at the New Zealand International Film Festival within the Maori/Pasifika shorts.  More screenings to come in Auckland, Wellington and additional cities across the country. Here some photos for the memories. Please check the schedule to follow the film as it tours the country. Eternally grateful and honored to be included in such a remarkable collection of Pasifika films!

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https://www.nziff.co.nz/2019/auckland/nga-whanaunga-maori-pasifika-shorts-2019/

Beautiful Q&A with the Nga- whanaunga Maori Pafifika Short Filmmakers !
Great Radio Interview with Ernestina Bonsu Maro from PMN Radio Cook Islands !
With beautiful programmers of NZIFF Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2019 and members of the Pukapukan Community in Auckland !
Amelia Borofsky, co-writer and coproducer of Our Atoll Speaks with her Pukapukan family celebrating the premiere at NZIFF 2019!
Gemma, director, producer and co-writer of the film speaking to the audience after the screening of the short films.