For My Father’s Kingdom

March 14, 2021 (Sunday) / 2:00 pm


For My Father’s Kingdom

Dir. Vea Mafile'o, Jeremiah Tauamiti (2019)

In this New Zealand documentary, siblings struggle to accept their Tongan father’s commitment to a Kingdom that tore their family apart. By turning the camera on herself and her family, filmmaker Vea Mafile'o attempts to understand her father’s decision to send every cent he has to a church in his ancestral home, even as he lives in financial precarity.

Film to be followed by discussion with Gwendolyn Gordon, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The Wharton School.

Presented by Penn Museum and cosponsored by Penn's Cinema and Media Studies Program and Wolf Humanities Center; and Philadelphia Asian American Film and Filmmakers.