ScreenTalk: Lisa Taouma

Lisa Taouma
Producer/director Lisa Taouma cut her teeth on long-running Pacific magazine show Tagata Pasifika.

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Producer/director Lisa Taouma cut her teeth on long-running Pacific magazine show Tagata Pasifika. She is the driving force behind popular PI youth show Fresh, and has made a number of documentaries on Samoan culture. More recently Taouma has been involved in online venture The Coconet.

In this ScreenTalk, Taouma talks about:

  • How her parents' interracial relationship fed into her one-off TV drama Tala Pasifika - Brown Sugar
  • Tala Pasifika - Talk of the Town being inspired by the legendary Cindy of Samoa
  • How persistence got her a job as a reporter on Tagata Pasifika
  • Feeling lucky to have had the chance to produce coverage of Polyfest
  • Seeing Oscar Kightley-presented documentary Otara Market win a primetime slot
  • Exploring her fascination with tattoo in Maesina Samoa: Stories of the Malu
  • The satisfaciton of seeing her show Fresh connect with its audience
  • The joy of creating — and controlling — the online hit that is The Coconet

This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via this Creative Commons licence.

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