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SIA (working title) is a portrait of acclaimed Samoan novelist Sia Figiel, who is walking across America to decolonize her body from diabetes and obesity and whose literary body of work aims to decolonize the Samoan female body from an overarching Western, patriarchal narrative. By following Sia’s physical journey across America and her spiritual journey back to Samoa, the film captures her quest to return agency to her own body, to her culture and to women.
Making Waves Films LLC is a documentary production company in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, established in 2005 by award-winning independent filmmaker Kimberlee Bassford. Our mission is to produce social issue, cultural, historical and environmental documentary films that advance social justice, strengthen our connections to one another and deepen understanding of the world. Rooted in the tradition of journalism, we aim to investigate, inform and inspire, examining subjects from diverse perspectives and placing them within their social, cultural and historical contexts. We look for the unexpected in the mundane and the universal in the personal. Through film, we hope to give voice to underrepresented communities and to challenge viewers to reexamine their own beliefs and behavior so that they can make better decisions and be more responsible global citizens.