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For My Father’s Kingdom

Directed by Vea Mafile'o and Jeremiah Tauamiti

Driven by his deep faith in God and traditional culture, a flat-broke Tongan pensioner must navigate not only the rough streets of South Auckland but also his tumultuous relationship with his New Zealand-born son. For My Father’s Kingdom follows Saia Mafile’o and his family as they are stretched to the breaking point by the commitment and passion to God that has driven Saia’s life. This debut feature documentary offers a rich view of how contemporary secular families deal with the rigors of devout Christian tithing as well as a unique insight into traditional Tongan culture.

Dates & Times


Barnes Foundation

Sat, Nov 16
4:00 pm