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Sons for the Return Home (1979)

Drama 1h 57m

AroView: Compassionate screen adaptation of Albert Wendt’s 1973 autobiographical novel, the first published by a Samoan. Uelese Pataia plays the shy young academic who fought prejudice but found love during his studies in New Zealand.

This was the first feature film to explore the experiences of Samoans in New Zealand and the related themes of identity, racism and social and sexual consciousness.


Paul Maunder




New Zealand

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