Recognising creative talent in the Pacific Island diaspora

Samoan short films December 1, 2009

The Turtle and the Shark

The Turtle and the Shark is one of the most popular Samoan legends. It tells the story of a man and a woman who are deeply in love. Unfortunately, the man is chosen to be the next meal to the cannibal King Malietofaiga.

To avoid this horrible fate, they flee to another island. However, fearing their act of disobedience would bring dishonor on their families, they willingly gave up their lives at the cliffs of Vaitogi. The gods had mercy on them and transformed them into a turtle and a shark to live together, forever.

How to cook a taro.

Samoan Short film, by Jaystao. A funny samoan tale of love, cooking and disaster. Young boy want to impress beautiful teine with his delicious cooking. However things do not go entirely as he planned.

Follow this link to Samoan Sensation where there is a long list of films about Samoan culture, feature films shot in Samoa and several films about Samoans living away from Samoa.


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