Vā Tapuia

Building Strategies to Prevent Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Samoa


In 2015, the Tiapapata Art Centre received its first grant from the government of Canada to produce a documentary film series exploring violence against women and girls in Samoa. “Sisi le Lā'‘afa – Raise the Sennit Sail,” a two-part documentary on this theme, was produced and launched on 9 March 2015. Awarded a second grant in 2016, video segments from "Sisi le La'afa" was used as a catalyst for dialogue in a series of community conversations on this sensitive and difficult issue... READ MORE