Social Justice Shorts (2020)

  • 1h 8m
  • Shannon Robinson ('Ofeina'o Lesieli)
  • Kristen Lappas (Blackfeet Boxing)
  • Tom Rinaldi (Blackfeet Boxing)
  • Sam Vinal (Invasion)
  • Michael Toledano
  • Tonga, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Fiji, United States, Canada

Friday 3rd July, 1230pm


Advisory: Infrequent strong language, themes of sexual abuse


Films from around the world, with themes of oppression, resistance, injustice and heroism.

‘Ofeina’o Lesieli
Directed by Shannon Robinson
21 mins
Special Education Needs students in Tonga are often shunned, but one man is making an effort to make his students feel valued, with ping pong.

Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible
Directed by Kristen Lappas, Tom Rinaldi
29 mins
A boxing gym on the Blackfeet Indian reservation teaches young girls how to defend themselves, as incidences of young women going missing steadily increase.

Invasion: The Unist’ot’en’s Fight for Sovereignty
Directed by Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal
18 mins
The Unist’ot’en tribe in Canada battles for sovereignty and to protect their land against the government and corporations who are trying to exploit their lands for fossil fuels.


Language(s)

Tongan, English