7 Sep 2019

Filmmaker Sima Urale

From Saturday Morning, 11:35 am on 7 September 2019

Director and actor Sima Urale has just been announced as a 2019 Arts Foundation Laureate.

Her work combines Samoan and urban New Zealand perspectives to tell Pacific stories.

As the first female Samoan film director she has released a string of acclaimed films, including her debut O Tamaiti which won Best Short Film at Venice, and 2008 feature Apron Strings.

Sima Urale

Sima Urale Photo: supplied / Nan Sirisamphan