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Sweet Girl Trailer - Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa dropped the trailer for his latest movie on Jimmy Kimmel over the weekend.  Check it out! 

Synopsis:  A devastated husband (Jason Momoa) vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter (Isabela Merced).


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Samoan Cultural Guide Kap takes Bretman Rock through the Jungle

PCC's Samoan cultural guide Kap helps Filipino beauty influencer and social media personality, Bretman Rock survive out in the wilderness in a new Youtube series [Kap enters at 9:15]. 

If youve ever been to the Samoan village at the Polynesian Cultural Center(PCC) in Laie, Hawaii you'll probably recognize Kaps face. He is no stranger to the public eye, appearing in multiple movies/tv shows and being in various Magazines for his cultural awareness work. "30 Days with Bretman Rock" is just another addition to Kaps repertoire of work.

Kap, born and raised in Samoa holds B.A. in Art 3D from BYU-Hawaii and is the Senior Ambassador for the Polynesian Cultural Center. He is a world class edutainer, who has educated, and entertained, Church and Government Leaders, Celebrities, and millions of people annually, in the last 20 years.

Now Kap moves on to guiding Beauty Guru and Social Media Influencer Bretman Rock in his new Youtube show about surviving in the wilderness.…more


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Tongan Family Band "The Curtis Family C-Notes" audition for Americas Got Talent

This talented family band brought the house down at America’s Got Talent with this incredible rendition of "I Was Made to Love Her" by Stevie Wonder!

The Curtis Family C-Notes are an African American and Tongan family band from San Francisco. They are led by parents Maestro Curtis & Miss Nola Curtis along with their 5 children. Zahara Curtis (16) plays guitar, violin, and ukulele.  Nile Curtis (15) plays the bass and cello. Isis Curtis (14) plays piano, guitar and drums. Kiki Curtis (12) plays ukulele, electric guitar and acoustic guitar. Phoenix Curtis (10) plays ukulele, piano, guitar and bass. This talented family plays all these instruments plus they all sing!

In the tradition of family bands such as the Jackson 5, the Partridge Family and the Carpenters, The Curtis Family perform covers of funky classics as well as original compositions.  Mama and Papa C (what they call their parents) aspire for their children to enter into the sciences because of its connection to music.…more


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Conversations at Home with YOUNG ROCK

The cast of Young Rock reunite with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and actor Randall Park for 'Conversations at Home' as part of a fundraiser to support the SAF-AFTRA Foundation's vital safety net for performers and children's literacy initiative.

You can donate here 

Dwayne talks on how the idea came about to make the TV series, the cast talk about their characters and working with each other, Ata Johnson makes an appearance and talks about how she felt watching their family's life portrayed in a TV series, the cast's auditions and much more.


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Samoan-Australians Play "Never Have I Ever" with BuzzFeed

Gloria, Jason, Nivs, Pelz, Nella and Biggs685 play a game of Never Have I Ever Samoan-Australian Edition.

In this game they have to say if they have or havent done/experienced things like "Said Im related to Dawyne The Rock Johnson" or "Been told to go back where I came from". The group hilariously answers all these sticky questions and in doing so even sheds some light on the experience of Pacific Island people in Australia.

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Video from BuzzFeed Oz


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Untold Pacific History Trailer

Untold Pacific History is a dynamic and often provocative account of New Zealand’s relationship with the Pacific and the broad impact it's had on New Zealand’s own history and relationship with Pacific peoples in Aotearoa today.

The series shines a light on five key stories in the Pacific that have been little-told in Aotearoa. From the epic drama of NZ’s colonisation of Samoa, schoolboys that were hidden under floorboards as part of the NZ Dawn Raids, to the extraordinary story of an allegedly ‘cursed’ hotel in the Cook Islands.

Untold Pacific History explores little-known snippets of the history of the Pacific and the part New Zealand has played in it.

This first-time series aims to be an accessible introduction to the history of a region which continues to emerge as pivotal to Aotearoa’s future.

Untold Pacific History aims to present a refreshed view of New Zealand’s relationship with the Pacific, which will help to contextualise today’s Pacific experience in Aotearoa and how it came to be.

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Sweet Tooth - Official Trailer l Netflix

Based on the beloved DC Comic, and Executive Produced by Susan Downey & Robert Downey Jr., Sweet Tooth is a post-apocalyptic fairytale about a hybrid deer-boy and a wandering loner who embark on an extraordinary adventure.

Fijian/Samoan Playwright and Director Toa Fraser was a Co-Executive Producer for the project, directed two episodes and helped showrunner Jim Mickle guide the season.

We asked him what it was like working on the show and what our Pasifika audience could look forward to watching it - 

“After a few years working overseas, it was a real privilege to come back to Aotearoa, reconnect with the amazing NZ film crew community, and to help showrunner Jim Mickle tell this heart-felt, magical story. Inspired by Jeff Lemire’s beloved DC comic series, it’s a story about misfits, outcasts and the underdogs searching and fighting for their place in the world. There’s also a couple of fun Easter egg moments for Pasifika audiences.…more


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Teine Sa - Q&A with star of the series Frankie Adams

We go behind the scenes of our Teine Sa series with actor Frankie Adams.

She talks about what made her want to do the series, learning about the different goddesses and stories from ancient Pasifika legends, the scene she was most nervous about, the choreography in fight scenes and what she does to train for them plus much more.

Watch the full Teine Sa series here - the rest of the episodes will play out this week: https://www.thecoconet.tv/the-coconettv-series/im:23351/


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Sapphire Tamalemai sings ‘Runnin' (Lose It All)’ by Naughty Boy ft. Beyoncé on The Voice

Born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand 16–year–old schoolgirl Sapphire Tamalemai and her family relocated to Australia after the deadly earthquakes in 2011. For Sapphire, it was an opportunity to pursue her musical dreams.

Her father, who was her number one fan, passed away in her arms from a heart attack just before she applied for The Voice. 

He worked three jobs to support her music dreams and had always wanted her to apply for the show. Sapphire's mum and her sister were side of stage at her Blind Audition.


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Fāgogo - Aitu and Teine Sā

Apulu Uta'ile'uō Tu'u'u Mary Kalala Autagavaia breaks down some of the ideas behind Aitu/ atua in Samoan culture, and gives her perspective on the spiritual realm of the Teine Sā and the concept of the Va in Pacific epistemologies.

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Teine Sā trailer 

Teine Sā - the ancient spirits of the Pacific are stirring. Revered and feared in equal measure, these sacred gods have crept back into the modern world to engage with five different women facing their own demons..

Teine Sā is a series of stories of modern day issues impacting Pacific women who look to the atua of the past for guidance. 

Teine Sā are the ancient spirit women, with the ability to bless and curse in equal measure.

From the notorious goddess Telesa to the Hiama of the Solomon Islands, these tales of the unexpected take age-old stories on many twists and turns.

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