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Oct 15

Tusi Tamasese

Photo credit: Snipview

Photo credit: Snipview

QUICK FACTS:

NAME: Tusi Tamasese

A.K.A:

BIRTH DATE: 1975

PLACE OF BIRTH: Vaimoso, Samoa

EDUCATION: University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington

 

KNOWN FOR: Filmmaker

VILLAGES IN SAMOA: Vaimoso

 

SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2012 Sorta Unofficial New Zealand Film Awards

  • Best Film: The Orator
  • Best Director: for The Orator
  • Best Screenplay: for The Orator

2011 Venice Film Festival

  • Special Mention in Orizzonti (New Horizons) section
  • Art Cinema Award from CICAE Jury (European art house cinema association)
  • Cinema Avvenire Film Award (Il cerchio non e rotondo) — given by a young person’s jury to two films best promoting peace and dialogue between cultures

 

 

 

 

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