Directed by Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, & Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
2018 | Tonga & USA | 72 min.
In English and Tongan with English Subtitles

Friday, September 21
6:00 p.m.

ViSTA Theater
1296 N. Wishon Avenue

About the Film

LEITIS IN WAITING is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom.  With unexpected humor and extraordinary access to the Kingdom’s royals and religious leaders, this emotional journey reveals what it means to be different in a society ruled by tradition, and what it takes to be accepted without forsaking who you are.