World's first play about Pasifika soldiers in World War Two.
When you're in the army of a country that's not your own, about to fight a war half a world away, who do you fight for - God, king and country? or your fellow brothers-in-arms?
Papakura Military Camp, 1942: three enthusiastic Pasifika men are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, only days away from joining the 28th (Maori) Battalion in Africa. Their youthful exuberance and naive thirst for battle is threatened by the arrival of a battle-hardened Pasifika officer whose experience and scars are a world away from their expectations.
Join the third echelon reinforcements for D "Ngati Walkabout" Company, 28th (Maori) Battalion for an evening of song and laughter, boisterousness and camaraderie.
Written by D F Mamea (To'ona'i
), produced by Jenni Heka (2012's Wakapurei
), and directed by Chris Molloy (The Last Taniwha
), featuring the next generation of Pasifika powerhouse acting with Taofia Pelesasa, Samson Chan-Boon, Leki Jackson Bourke, and Andy Sani.
Parental guidance recommended for younger audience members.