Forgotten Dawn Children remembered in Pasifika Film to screen in Sydney

AUT students and filmmakers Joshua Iosefo and Corey Larry Sio’s film Forgotten Dawn Children has been selected to screen in Sydney at the Pasifika Film Festival this year.



According to Asia Pacific Report the film was originally a final year assignment, based on the 1970s dawn raids on Pacific Island families by police in Ponsonby and Grey Lynn in search of overstayers.

Director, Joshua, submitted the film for the Pasifika Film Festival held in Sydney Australia, unbeknownst to the film’s producer Corey, and it was selected to be screened.

The Pasifika festival, which has screened NZ films such as Born to Dance and The Last Saint and Groove City, kicks off in November this year and is still accepting film submissions.

The film will also be showing at the Nuku’alofa Film Festival this year.

Joshua and Corey are hoping to enter the film into more festivals before releasing it and will be travelling to Sydney in November for the screening.

Check out the trailer for the film below: