In addressing the crowd at last week’s premiere, Sen. Zena also spoke about his long term vision and hopes that the Movie and the production endeavors will help to bring international attention and to grow a full new industry of Movie Productions for the Islands of American Samoa Actors Sissy Unutoa, Alauli Jay Neilsen, and Aunty Tafia traveled from American Samoa to help promote the Movie here in Honolulu Hawaii. Fatu O Le Alofa: You are commenting using your Twitter account. This site uses cookies. Ryanna is the epitome of the perfect Samoan daughter: Zena told us that the movie is the 1st full length feature movie production shot in the Islands of American Samoa.

Gabbard relayed regrets and well wishes from his daughter U. The film is a milestone for the territory which celebrated its th year under the U. The characters are very likable and very real. A sinister plot against Marina, initiated by an evil sister — over land — changes Ryanna’s life. The group now includes 40 students from six different high schools, the reverend said. Shani, thanks for the comment, here is a link the Trailer https: Breaking news , entertainment , Inspiration , life , Teens , travel , World news. Tags Business Entertainment American Samoa.

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The group now includes 40 students from six different high schools, the reverend said. This site uses cookies. The movie was filmed in American Samoa.

Their second showing was held at Foster Village July 25 that drew less than 50 people. The characters are very likable and very real.

She works their plantation with her mother Marina to earn an income. She must leave her studies and return to Tutuila.

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Fatu O Le Alofa: It’s just a few days before the young woman leaves American Samoa’s to attend college on a scholarship, in the United States. The film is a milestone for the territory which celebrated its th year under the U.

Posted on August 15, 3. Humor is injected throughout the film, providing insight into how Samoans use laughter to cope with life’s challenges.

This is Iese’s first time in the director’s role. Her father, Ryanna learned growing up, was killed in Iraq. Anonymous User account actions Log in. Even up against other suitors — it is the hired plantation help who wins the heart of the beautiful Ryanna.

Breaking newsentertainmentInspirationlifeTeenstravelWorld news. Life and financial planning are geared toward supporting the girl’s college education. There is the over-protective Samoan brother, the snobby self-centered cashier who operates her mom’s store, an evil sister, a loving sister, a supportive loyal friend, a family matai with health issues, an Indian car shop owner, village hoodlums and real life American Samoa Department of Public Safety police detectives.

Three crews collaborated on the making of this film as executive producers: Zena also spoke about his long term vision and hopes that the Movie and the production endeavors will help to bring international attention and to grow a full new industry of Movie Productions for movje Islands of American Samoa.

Sam Unutoa, were on location in Honolulu Hawaii for the showing. It is the very first full length motion picture written, filmed, produced and directed in — l by — residents of American Samoa.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Noting the multi-billion dollar entertainment industry is the second largest in the world, behind food, Unutoa said that American Samoa seeks to tap into a percentage of it. Shani, thanks for the comment, here is a link the Trailer https: Moliga, noting “this is one of the things he [Lolo] wants to perpetuate.

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You are commenting using your Twitter account. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here An old woman at akofa Wednesday premiere was seen sharing her box of Kleenex tissues with other audience members — during two scenes. Gabbard relayed regrets and well wishes from his daughter U. Tags Business Entertainment American Samoa.