Tongan Ark

A film for the senses as much as the mind, this lyrical documentary records the last years of Professor Futa Helu and his miraculous ‘Atenisi Institute, an unconventional and independent Tongan school.

Ancient Greek philosophy, opera and Moana culture combine in this portrait of a teacher and his people in crisis in the small but hearty Pacific island Kingdom of Tonga.

The entire 69min film is now free to watch on Vimeo

Reviews:

The New Zealand Herald,

Overland Journal

Reading the Maps



Ghost South Road

For almost a decade Paul Janman and Scott Hamilton have engaged people with New Zealand's longest road from the Auckland Domain to the King Country at the Puniu River.

The Great South Road was built to bring a British army into the Waikato Kingdom. Paul, Scott and their collaborators confront the layers of myth and history that have settled on the route.

A book has been published by Atuanui Press and a film project is in preparation. Follow the journey on facebook.