December 11, 2011, 2:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Outside the Box [Office], USC Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS), O Le Tulafale Ltd. and the New Zealand Film Commission invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

The Orator (O Le Tulafale)

Written & Directed by Tusi Tamasese
Produced by Catherine Fitzgerald
Followed by a Q&A via Skype with Tusi Tamasese

2:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Official Selection: 2011 Venice Film Festival

New Zealand's Entry for the 2012 Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film

About The Orator (O Le Tulafale)

A contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness and love. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Samoa. Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves.

Provided courtesy of O Le Tulafale Ltd. and the New Zealand Film Commission. Not rated. Running time: 110 minutes.

To learn more about the film and to view the trailer, click here.


About the Writer/Director

TUSI TAMASESE (Writer/Director) is a prize winning graduate of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington, the NZ Film School and the University of Waikato, holding an MA in Creative Writing (script writing) and a Bachelor of Social Science (Majors in Screen and Media Studies and Political Science). He attended the Talent Campus of the Berlin Film Festival in 2010.

Tusi’s earlier work includes Va Tapuia – Sacred Spaces (2009)  a 15 minute short film which premiered at the 2010 NZ International Film Festival and been selected to screen at the Hawaii, ImagiNative, Show me Shorts, Clermont Ferrand, Oberhausen and All Roads Film Festivals. This short film forged the team which later formed the backbone of the crew for The Orator – O Le Tulafale

About USC Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS)

USC Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) is a multifaceted department focused on the education, engagement, and empowerment of students. This screening is sponsored by the APASS PULE Project. PULE (Promoting Unity, Liberation, and Education) is an APASS initiative focused on building a strong Pacific Islander community on campus, in addition to serving as a space for cross-cultural education and dialogue. APASS PULE events are open to all and include panel discussions, film screenings, community outings, performance showcases, and more.

For additional information, visit: or contact APASS Director, Sumun Pendakur, at

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain. The weekly screenings will be on Wednesday and Sunday nights (and other select dates, as they arise) in the School of Cinematic Arts Complex, George Lucas Building.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

THIS SCREENING IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT AND OVERBOOKED. NO ADDITIONAL RSVPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 1:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Free street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago