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Title Leitis in waiting / created and produced by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu ; produced and directed by Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson ; producer, Ilaisaane Sisi'uno Helu ; co-production of Qwaves and Pacific Islanders in Communications
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Qwaves, 2018


Description 1 online resource (70 min.)
Series Academic Video Online
Summary Leitis In Waiting is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism in their highly religious and conservative South Pacific Kingdom. With unexpected humor and extraordinary access to the Kingdom's royals and religious leaders, this emotional journey reveals what it means to be different in a society ruled by tradition, and the challenge of being yourself without forsaking culture and tradition
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed May 21, 2018)
Credits Editor, Bill Weber ; original compositions by Joel Douek ; additional music by Makana ; director of photography, Dean Hamer ; translation, Ilaisaane Sisi'uno Helu and Lisiatte Wolfgramm
Cast Featuring: Joey Joleen Mataele, Princess Salote Lupepau'u Tuita-Taione, Eva Baron, Pastor Barry Taukolo
Notes In English
Subject Transgender people -- Tonga -- Social conditions
Homophobia -- Tonga
Transphobia -- Tonga
Gender nonconformity -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Gender nonconformity -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Manners and customs
Tonga -- Social life and customs
Genre/Form documentary film.
Documentary films
Feature films
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Wong-Kalu, Hinaleimoana, producer
Helu, Ilaisaane Sisi'uno, producer
Hamer, Dean H., director, producer
Wilson, Joe (Director), director, producer
Qwaves Documentary Films, production company.
Pacific Islanders in Communications, production company.