15 Nov 2016

Violence solutions from the community needed in Samoa

From , 4:03 pm on 15 November 2016

A Samoan filmmaker says anti-violence efforts fail Pacific people because the issue is tackled from a foreign perspective.
Galumalemana Steve Percival has produced a number of films on gender inequality in Samoa and brought his latest film on violence against women and girls to New Zealand.

He told Daniela Maoate-Cox he hopes using a proverb to title the film, Sisi le La'afa: Raise the Sennit Sail, will challenge Samoan people to rethink their ideas about gender roles.

Galumalemana Steve Percival

Galumalemana Steve Percival Photo: Supplied/Steve Percival