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07 DECEMBER 2011

Samoa Tourism Authority Hosts Agent Movie Night in Sydney

Samoa Tourism Authority has booked a private screening of the Samoan film, THE ORATOR, on Monday 12 December at Hoyts Broadway.

The Orator (O Le Tulafale) is a 2011 Samoan film directed by Tusi Tamasese.  It is the first ever Samoan feature film shot entirely in Samoa, in the Samoan language, with a Samoan cast and story.  The film has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards and had its world premier at the Venice Film Festival.

The film is beautiful photographed and portrays Samoan culture in accordance with Fa'a Samoa (The Samoan Way).

"We wanted to thank everyone for their enthusiasm and support of Samoa in the last year and a viewing of The Orator is a wonderful gift, showcasing the beauty of Samoa, its people, the language and of course the culture," says Peter Sereno of Samoa Tourism Authority.  

"The Orator depicts Polynesia at its most authentic and hopefully we can inspire all who see it to travel to Samoa and experience the natural beauty, authentic Polynesian culture and Fa'a Samoa for themselves" says Peter.