A Day in the Life
In a typical Island neighbourhood of urban New Zealand, tension is rising. Families wait for the dreaded postman to deliver their children's School C exam results. See Tala Pacifika Series.
Part of the Tala Pasifika series, this award winning episode first screened on TV One in 1996. It tells the story of parental pressure in a minority culture where polynesian families have moved from the Islands to give their children a better life and education. The story follows three boys through a day in which they struggle to overcome the expectations and fears of their parents. The pressure not to disappoint the people who have sacrificed so much to give them a better live sometimes becomes too great and leads to suicide, something which is all too prevalent in first generation New Zealand Samoans.