The movie examines the use of natural fibers in Samoa

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Pacific Film Series presents Galumalemana Steven Percival’s Exploring the use of Natural Fibres in Sāmoa at the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium on August 30, 5:30 p.m. Percival will also give a special presentation before the screening.

The viewing is free and open to the public. For more information call (808) 956-2658.

The event is presented by Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the Samoan language program.

About the film

Sāmoa is an island of great natural beauty and has, over millennia, evolved a rich and distinguished culture. The mainstay of this culture, and the profusion of expressions emanating from it, is the natural environment.

Samoans live in harmony with the natural resources that provide for their wellbeing. The discovery and use of natural fibers supplied the building blocks that has sustained their way of life.

This short film explores the use of natural fibres in Sāmoa and its importance to life and culture in the islands.