7 Samoan Socialization and Changes

ASCC Group

7.2. O Tamaiti (The Children)
15 min. Paewae Productions 1995
Directed by Sima Urale, this award winning short black and white film portrays the lives of five Samoan children in a family in New Zealand, where much of the time, the oldest child (Tino) is made responsible for all of his younger siblings, while his parents go off to work. With only natural sound and the use of Samoan language, the film paints an austere picture from the children's point of view.

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