About this submission
Living in Aotearoa I have witnessed that even though Pākehā live alongside many cultures and might have Samoan or Fijian friends, people rarely glimpse into Pasifika communities. Meli and Avito welcomed me into their family and provided a unique chance to tell their personal story alongside them. My hope was to elevate Tokelauan voices, coming from one of the most remote islands in the world, and share with the viewers access into the community they would not normally have one to. I wanted to emphasize the importance of culture and language among Tokelauans and their inclusivity of others.