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Kåntan Hereru – A Blacksmith’s Song

Directed by Sean Aguon Lizama

In the islands of the South Pacific, the pounding of the mulberry bark can still be heard to this day. This ancient practice has made its way along with its people to every different corner of the world. We follow along as a young Pasifika woman learns the ways of making tapa cloth, demonstrated by her mother and grandmother. Growing through this process, she finds herself. After having battled it out within herself, the struggles of being a Pasifika woman in diaspora, she learns to carry the core values of of this process with her, everywhere.

Directed by Nancy Thompson
Produced by LIFT Island , ROX Creative Group Inc.

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