Best Design Awards (Bronze Pin) — Honorable Mention Docu Montreal Independent Film Festival 2020 — Krakow Green Film Festival Official Selection — KLEFF The 13th International Eco Film Fest — Sydney Short Film Festival Nominee — Climate Action Film Festival (Semi-Finalist)
2019 — dir. Kelly Moneymaker
Role - Editor, Sound Recordist, Colourist
VAKA is a short documentary about the energy and resilience of the Tokelauan people as they weave their customary-wisdom regarding the environment with modern eco-technologies to respond to climate change.
Tokelau was the first nation to aim for 100% of its electricity to be generated from solar as a result of the New Zealand funded Tokelau Renewable Energy Project in 2012. Their coral island atolls contribute a minimal amount of global greenhouse gas emissions, yet they are the first to be impacted by climate change. Tokelau’s resilience in their daily response to the climate crisis exemplifies how they are leading by example.
VAKA is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.