A Boy Called Piano - The Story of Fa'amoana John Luafutu
A Boy Called Piano - The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu was developed from the collaboration between Nina Nawalowalo’s theatre company The Conch, Fa’amoana John Luafutu and the Luafutu Aiga.
“This heart-breaking story details Luafutu’s time as a state ward. At its core, it is a story about fathers and sons, intergenerational trauma and redemption. Using his voice for the voiceless, Luafutu and Nawalowalo vitally bring this story to light. A must-watch for all New Zealanders.” — Lana Lopesi
The film has screened locally and internationally at festivals in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Tahiti, Finland and Guatemala. A Boy Called Piano - The Story of Fa’amoana John Luafutu was recently awarded the Premier prix prize in the Teueikan Award category (Artistic Prize), at the International First Peoples’ Festival Présence Autochtone (FIPA) in Montréal.
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