Coco-Comedy Lounge

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Catch some classic pacific comedy, screening on continuous loop in the lounge – te wāhi noho – throughout the Siapo Cinema festival.


Get your crack-ups on with Faikakala, the Poly comedy series that pays homage to the shady ladies of the Pacific! There is no umbrella big enough to shield you from the shade being thrown by our Nesian mothers, aunties, sisters and daughters in this collection of golden moments from our comedy greats, including Wedding Mums, and How to Dodge a Flying Jandal.

The Coconet TV is the world's biggest Nesian virtual village funded by NZOA to bring Pasifika stories to the world, made by Pacificans for Pacificans. Check out how to do things the Pacific way in the modern day here:

Talula Talula (2004)

Directed by Barbara Carpenter & David Fane; Producers: ‘Pacific Underground’. When love goes wrong & stalking goes bad! There's Charlie Chaplin and then there's the Poly version - Talula Talula. Check out the first Polynesian silent film to survive on celluloid.