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Title O tamaiti / [writer/director Sima Urale] ; [producer, Carol J. Paewai]
Published New Zealand : New Zealand Film Commission, 1996


Description 1 online resource (16 min.)
Summary Seen through the eyes of 11-year-old Tino, the eldest of five children in a Samoan family, the film opens with the birth of yet another baby, and Tino must cope with the added pressures and responsibilities expected of him as the eldest. With Mother and Father figures who are heard but not seen, they struggle with mundane jobs, changing social values, and financial pressures in a new country. Tino must carry the weight of responsibilities, tending to the needs of his younger siblings and newborn baby with adult maturity. But even all his efforts cannot prevent the tragic cot death of his baby brother. O TAMAITI portrays the impressions of a young boy in a powerless adult dominated world
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed July 20, 2017)
Samoan with English subtitles
Won 1996 Chicago International Film Festival Silver Plaque, Best Narrative Short Film
Won 1996 New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) Film Award, Best Short Film
Subject Children -- Drama
SUBJECT New Zealand
Subject New Zealand
Genre/Form Feature films
Short films
Short films.
Feature films.
Courts m├ętrages.
Form Streaming video
Author Urale, Sima, director, screenwriter
Paewai, Carol J., producer
New Zealand Film Commission, production company, publisher.
Paewai Productions, production company
Other Titles Children