Paradigm Documentaries is the filmmaking and photography division of the Tiapapata Art Centre, Inc., a non-profit organisation based in Samoa promoting traditional and contemporary arts and crafts. Produced by independent filmmaker and photographer Galumalemana Steven Percival, these multimedia productions cover a range of topics including: Health; Gender issues; Culture; Religion; Human rights; Environment; Development and Trade; Education; and Samoa’s unfolding history.
A number of productions are featured in a Multimedia Productions Catalogue for Samoa and New Zealand.
Please use the NZ Catalogue for orders from other countries.
Catalogues are updated from time to time.
If you are interested in ordering any films, you can also email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org.
O le Fa'atuatuaga Bahá’í i Samoa - The Bahá’í Faith in Samoa, was released in time for the celebration of the bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb (October 2019).
National Public Inquiry into Family Violence in Samoa. Commissioned by the National Human Rights Institution with financial support from the United Nations Development Programme.
"Sisi le Laʻafa - Raise the Sennit Sail" is a two-part documentary film series exploring violence against women and girls in Samoa. Produced with support from the Canadafund for Local Initiatives and launched on 9 March 2015 in the village of Poutasi.
Radio New Zealand interview, November 2016: http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio/201823945/violence-solutions-from-the-community-needed-in-samoa
Gender equality is an issue in all countries. Produced by Galumalemana Steven Percival with the support of the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS), a regional media development program funded by AusAID and managed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) International Development. This 5-minute trailer provides viewers with an overview of a documentary film currently being produced by Galumalemana Steven Percival of Fallen Lizard Films on gender equality issues in Samoa. The film is "unlisted" on Youtube so only those invited by me will be able to watch it.
Documentary on the fine mat ('ie sae) and siapo: Commissioned by the Division for Women of the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development, this film explores the making and use of the very Samoan mat known as the 'ie sae, and Samoan siapo or tapa. Click here to visit my Facebook page to see recent developments...