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Leitī by Sione Tuívailala Monū

Leitī by Sione Tuívailala  Monū
Leitī is a new moving image work by Sione Tuívailala Monū. Produced in 2021, the film centres on Sione and his friend and collaborator Manuha’apai Vaeatangitau. The film acts as a visual diary, constructed from footage mostly collected from over the past year by Sione on his iPhone. Friends, conversation, cooking, dress up, tarot reading, voguing and Manu’s own performances all feature. Inspired by Sione and Manu’s friendship and their shared experiences as fakaleiti or leitīs, a Tongan word to describe the third gender, Leitī explores the importance and power of community, sisterhood and survival.