DAUGHTERS OF THE MIGRATION - JUDGE IDA MALOSI
The Coconet TV is proud to continue its 'Daughters of the Migration' series celebrating the impact Pacific women have had in Aotearoa over the generations. Suluape said to me “I'm going to do a very special malu for you because you are going to go on and do great things for our people". There are people who you meet in life that are just destined for greatness. Judge Ida Malosi is one, and everyone she comes across knows this, from her peers, family members and even those who stand accused in the court give her the utmost respect. A trailblazer Judge Ida Malosi broke early stereotypes not only becoming a lawyer, but eventually the first Pacific female judge, and continues to be one of only a handful of Pasifika Judges here in New Zealand. Her work in the Family Court and the creation of the Pasifika Youth Court has had a profound effect on our community. As a director, it is always very daunting to attempt to share someone's story with the depth and integrity it deserves. This doco will only show a fraction of her life, a part I feel privileged to have seen. l cannot do justice to her groundbreaking story which spans decades, but I`m feeling blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from one of our greatest female role models of New Zealand and the entire Pacific. Malo aupito - Director Vea Mafileo
DAUGHTERS OF THE MIGRATION - FALA HAULANGI
The Coconet TV is proud to continue its 'Daughters of the Migration' series celebrating the impact Pacific women have had in Aotearoa over the generations. Fala's journey of migration reflects the way many Pacific people have navigated the seas. In search for opportunity, hope and a better life we've courageously left behind our families and our villages to discover new worlds on our own. But when Pacific people journey, they never end up alone. They bring their whole island with them. They migrate with a vision to forge paths for those who follow behind them. A large part of New Zealand's thriving Tuvalu community can be traced back to Fala and her parents who, over the span of three decades, selflessly helped bring so many Tuvaluans over to New Zealand and supported them in building their lives here. Shacked up in an overcrowded central-Auckland home, where a large pot of chicken soup went a long way, Fala's mother described it best - "We only have the bread and the water, that's all. We can survive for another day, because of the love." I felt privileged to document the story of Fala and her family's humble and selfless generosity - Director, Indira Stewart
DAUGHTERS OF THE MIGRATION - FIAO'O FA'AMAUSILI
The Coconet TV is proud to continue its 'Daughters of the Migration' series celebrating the impact Pacific women have had in Aotearoa over the generations. “It was an absolute privilege to tell the talented, humble and world renowned rugby legend, Fiao’o Fa’amausili’s story. One of the most beautiful things about storytelling is the way incredibly vulnerable and pivotal moments in a person’s life can positively influence, challenge and inspire those around us. Regardless of where we are in the world; even if our feet have not touched the same soil, or our lips have not whispered the same words or our hearts have not felt the same pain, a story transcends all. Fiao’o’s journey through resilience, triumph and love carries a message that I hope, may remain with you forever.” - Director Reina Va'ai
DAUGHTERS OF THE MIGRATION - JOYANA FINCH
The Coconet TV is proud to continue its 'Daughters of the Migration' series celebrating the impact Pacific women have had in Aotearoa over the generations. "Migration is just as important today as it was when our ancestors navigated the Pacific. Sharing our stories of strength and forward movement, despite struggle and separation, is the key to indigifuturism and power for our people. As a Cook Islands Māori creative native wahine, I am always inspired by the amazing multi-talents of Pacific women like Mechatronics Engineer and South Pacific Beauty Queen Representative, Joyana Finch. To be able to share a small part of her story in this creative series is part of our migration as Māori and Pacific storytellers in contributing to the authentically indigenous voices of the world." - Director Lanita Ririnui
DAUGHTERS OF THE MIGRATION - ALEXIA HILBERTIDOU
The Coconet TV is proud to continue its 'Daughters of the Migration' series celebrating the impact Pacific women have had in Aotearoa over the generations. Alexia Hilbertidou, a force to be reckoned with at just nineteen years of age, is paving the way for ambitious young women across New Zealand. The CEO of GirlBoss NZ, Alexia is striving for full gender equality in New Zealand and inspiring young women into STEM fields (science, technology, engineering & mathematics). Alexia acknowledges the sacrifice and work ethic of her great grandfather who migrated to New Zealand from Samoa, as well as the guidance from strong independent women in her life. Already revolutionising male-dominated spaces, this is only the beginning for Alexia and her vision.
DAUGHTERS OF THE MIGRATION - PARRIS GOEBEL
The Coconet TV is proud to kick off its 'Daughter's of the Migration' series celebrating the impact Pacific women have had in Aotearoa over the generations. The Samoan supernova that is Parris Goebel tells the little-known story of her family dynamics growing up in South Auckland, and the strong sisterhood that helped her build a global legacy. We celebrate this trailblazing Kiwi-Islander in this special glimpse into her life, with these rare captured moments of one of the busiest women in the biz.