Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson and Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

Leitis in Waiting

Friday 26 October, 13:00, University of Eastern Finland, Aurora, Auditorium AU100

Tonga/Hawaii (USA) 2018 | 70 min | Producer: Hinaleimoana
Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Country of Shooting: Tonga

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 humour 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.