21 May 2018

Leitis film highlights the transgender struggle for Pacific

From , 5:01 am on 21 May 2018

A film about transgender women in Tonga which won a number of international film awards has premiered in New Zealand.

Titled 'Leitis in Waiting', it tells the story of Joey Joleen Mataele's life in Tonga over the course of a year and has been dedicated to to all members of the Tonga Leiti Association who have passed away.

She told Sara Vui-Talitu her story highlights everyday battles many leiti's face.

Leitis in Waiting

Photo: YouTube