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Sons for the Return Home

1h 57m Drama 1979

Based on Albert Wendt’s 1973 novel, Sons for the Return Home tells the story of a Romeo and Juliet romance between students Sione, a NZ-raised Samoan, and Sarah, a middle class palagi.

This was the first feature film to explore the experiences of Samoans in New Zealand and the related themes of identity, racism and social and sexual consciousness

Director

Paul Maunder

Writer

Paul Maunder

Executive Producer

Don Blakeney

Director of Photography

Alun Bollinger

Art Director

Vincent Ward

Production Manager

Grahame McLean

Language

English

Country

New Zealand

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