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Citation:Lealavaa, T. (2021). Brown-Baby. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Creative Practice). Unitec Institute of Technology. New Zealand. https://hdl.handle.net/10652/5821
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/5821
RESEARCH QUESTION How can the integration of different creative techniques and practices contribute to the development of Pasefika visual storytelling? ABSTRACT Brown-Baby is a visual compilation of multiple art mediums such as poetry, dance, music, rap, and animation working together to explore the spaces that we inhabit as first generation Sāmoans born in the New Zealand diaspora, specifically in South Auckland. This visual piece is a South Auckland take on the interpretation of space. The space we live and thrive in physically and the space that exists internally mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It will bring to the forefront the issues of Pacific Island women in New Zealand society and aims to give them a space to speak their truth about their struggles as women of colour, as artists of colour, as queer women of colour, and as bigger bodied women. A piece challenging the methods we take to create films or any sort of visual art based on the stories of a person or people of Pasefika heritage.