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