THE PANTHERS

1974, Auckland, New Zealand. Will ‘Ilolahia, the black sheep of his Tongan family and “The Professor” of the streets, is sick of seeing his community stuck in a broken system. When Trump-esque Prime Minister, Robert Muldoon, comes to power, he wreaks havoc; fueling the divide between white and Polynesian New Zealanders and commencing racially-targeted Immigration raids. Inspired by the Black Panther movement in the USA, Will and a group of young street gangsters and university students form The Polynesian Panthers, to fight the system and become the history-making Revolutionaries that their community so desperately need them to be.

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Access Window: November 15, 2021 - November 28, 2021
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DIRECTOR(S)Miki Magasiva, Tom Hern, Vea Mafile’o
CASTRoy Billing, Dimitrius Schuster-Koloamatangi, Lealani Siaosi

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PREMIERE STATUS: Hawai‘i Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 135 Minutes
LANGUAGE: English

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