The Orator
Filmfest 2012

A contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness and love. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves. "The story takes place in a small village in Samoa. The landscape, people, culture, images, colour, sound and feel of Samoa offer this story a new and unique perspective of life. In this film Samoa is a character. This film is a folktale and a lullaby. Beneath the exotic setting are universal themes of the strength of the human spirit and love."
Tusi Tamasese

tags: Feature film

Cast: Faafiaula Sagote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Silivelia Mataia


Screenplay: Tusi Tamasese

Director of Photography: Leon Narbey

Film Editor: Simon Price

Composer: Tim Pebble

Production Designer: Robert Astley

Costume Design: Kirsty Cameron

Sound: Matt Cuirc

Producer: Catherine Fitzgerald

Production Company: Blueskin Films

World Sales: NZ Films

Director: Tusi Tamasese