Pacific Media Watch’s Daniel Drageset interviews British filmmaker Tajinder Singh Hayer about the Film Raro festival in the Cook Islands. Still photos by Del Abcede/PMC
Report – By Daniel Drageset of Pacific Media Watch
After participating in the Raro Challenge on Rarotonga, British filmmaker Tajinder Singh Hayer flew into Auckland full of praise for the inaugural Cook Islands film festival Film Raro.
When arriving on Rarotonga in mid-May, Singh Hayer and his crew had only just over a week to shoot a short film for the festival, organised by Drum Productions of New Zealand.
Five other film crews from around the world, including New Zealand, competed in the same intense competition as the English filmmakers.
To succeed, Singh Hayer and his team were dependent on local support – but that was never a problem. Read more »