Every day is a social battle. When a young fa’afafine is rejected by society, she finds strength in identity through the spirits of her ancestors. Through contemporary dance and the flick of a fan, Fa’afafine sisters ‘Fine Fatale’ bring traditional inspiration to the universal theme of being outcast and how the strength of one can help another. From the creators of the first Indigenous interactive documentary ‘Poi360’ and NZWebfest award winner ‘The F Word’, comes a Pacific 2D & immersive 360 film for a new generation. FANGIRL is a new wave of young fem-gems empowering others to be who they are through dance. Fan Girl is a window into the world of an ‘outsider’ through a niche perspective of fa’afafine dance and contemporary pacific culture.
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Director: Mario Faumui (Samoan)
Producer/Writer: Lanita Ririnui-Ryan (Ngati Ranginui, Ngaiterangi, Ngapuhi, Cook Islands)
Aotearoa New Zealand | 2018 | 6 min | Experimental | Without Dialogue
Cast: Amanaki Prescott-Faletau + Raukura Tuhura + Valentino Maliko + Spencer Papali’i + Sese Pahulu