- Leitis in waiting (70 min.): a raw yet tender portrait of Joey Mataele, the leader of an intrepid group of leitis, or indigenous transgender women, fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom. The film follows Joey, a devout Catholic of noble descent, as she organizes an exuberant beauty pageant presided over by a princess, provides shelter and training for a young contestant rejected by her family, and spars with American-financed evangelicals threatening to resurrect colonial-era laws that would criminalize the leitis' lives. With unexpected humor and extraordinary access to the Kingdom's royals and religious leaders, her emotional journey reveals what it means to be different in a society ruled by tradition, and the challenge of fulfilling the promise of human rights for all without forsaking culture and tradition.
Lady Eva (11 min.): Eva Baron, a brave young transgender woman sets off on a journey to become her true self in the conservative Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga - with a little inspiration from Tina Turner along the way.
Table of Contents:
- Leitis in waiting / a co-production of Qwaves and Pacific Islanders in Communications ; created and produced by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu ; produced and directed by Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson ; producer, Ilaisaane Sisi'uno Helu (2018) (81 min.)
- Lady Eva / produced and directed by Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson ; producer, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu (2017) (11 min.).
, film director, film producer, director of photography
- In English.
- DVD-R; Dolby stereo.
NOTICE: This is a DVD-R and might not play on all DVD players.
- Featuring Joey Joleen Mataele, Eva Baron.
- Composer, Joel Douek ; editor, Bill Weber ; director of photography, Dean Hamer.
- Title from container.
Public performance rights included.
- Rating: Not rated.
- 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
- 4 3/4 in.; burning; polychrome; monochrome
- digital; optical; stereo
- video file; DVD video
- LEI 2017 DVD
Other Standard Numbers:
- Universal Product Code: 888295793629