On Thursday last week we had the minister of Education Hekia Parata come to our school to launch the Pasifika Education Plan. We had a special assembly after lunch. We were very proud that our Manaiakalani Film Festival movie got shown. Crusader and Jarna did an amazing job introducing our movie for us.
Here was our entry into this year's Manaiakalani Film Festival.
Our inspiration for it came from a special visitor we had to our school, Joshua Iosefo. Joshua is a prefect at Mt Roskill grammar and a poet. He wrote a poem called Brown Brother which he recited to us. His poem said said not to listen to negative stereotypes but that you should aim to be whatever you want to be. We thought this would be a cool theme for our movie.
Thanks to Crusader, Darius, Awhina, Kingston and Jarna who were the main lyric writers, to Vivienne for the videoing and last but not least a huge thank you also to Jarna who edited it for us.
We would like to acknowledge that this song idea came from "I Can" by Nas from 2003. We took some of the original ideas in his music video and incorporated them into ours. Here is a link to his video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLmRoVMfsD8