Samoa embraces Moana crew

By Vatapuia Maiava ,

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John Musker, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Auli'i Cravalho, Ron Clement and Osnat Shurer.

John Musker, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Auli'i Cravalho, Ron Clement and Osnat Shurer. (Photo: Sarafina Sanerivi)

Apollo Cinemas at Savalalo was the place to be last night.

It was where who’s who of Samoa lined up in a Moana themed cinema for a chance to meet some of the stars of Disney movie, Moana.

The most popular by far was the voice of Moana, Auli'i Cravalho, who is in Samoa with the Movie’s Directors and Producer.

Also in attendance was the Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, as well as government ministers and other dignitaries.

After guests enjoyed a few drinks, pupu’s and entertainment from the Manumea dance group, they all moved to the screening area where Auli'i, producer Osnat Shurer, and directors Ron Clements and John Musker shared a few words.

This was followed by a special message from Seiuli Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

MOANA- The Voice of Moana, Auli'i Cravalho.
MOANA- The Voice of Moana, Auli'i Cravalho.
MOANA DISNEY CREW: Ron Clements (Co-Directors of Moana), Osnat Shurer (Producer), Auli'i Cravalho (Voice of Moana) and John Musker (Director
MOANA DISNEY CREW: Ron Clements (Co-Directors of Moana), Osnat Shurer (Producer), Auli'i Cravalho (Voice of Moana) and John Musker (Director
John Musker, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Auli'i Cravalho, Ron Clement and Osnat Shurer.
John Musker, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Auli'i Cravalho, Ron Clement and Osnat Shurer.
Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi having a little chat with Auli'i Cravalho (voice of Moana) with the movie Directors and Producer.
Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi having a little chat with Auli'i Cravalho (voice of Moana) with the movie Directors and Producer.
STA Family with Moana Disney Family- Osnat Shurer, Su'a Hezed Ieremia, Ron Celements, Papali'i Sonja Hunter, Auli'i Cravalho, John Musker and Kristian Scanlan.
STA Family with Moana Disney Family- Osnat Shurer, Su'a Hezed Ieremia, Ron Celements, Papali'i Sonja Hunter, Auli'i Cravalho, John Musker and Kristian Scanlan.
Miss Samoa Priscilla Olano
Miss Samoa Priscilla Olano
Su'a Peter Suluape and Tagaloa Fouina Su'a
Su'a Peter Suluape and Tagaloa Fouina Su'a
Twayne Laumua with his son, Nosa dressed up as Maui.
Twayne Laumua with his son, Nosa dressed up as Maui.
Gabriella Tuatagaloa, Thirza Moors and Leilani Brighouse
Gabriella Tuatagaloa, Thirza Moors and Leilani Brighouse
Shannon Langton and Kelita Rossi
Shannon Langton and Kelita Rossi
Osnat Shurer, Dionne Fonoti and Auli'i Cravalho
Osnat Shurer, Dionne Fonoti and Auli'i Cravalho
Cherelle and Brianna Fruen
Cherelle and Brianna Fruen

“Talofa to everybody there in Samoa,” Seiuli said.

“This is a very special event, we are so proud to bring you a screening of Moana; I know our filmmakers are there with you right now and I wish I could be there with you.

“As you can see, I am in New York City, I’m promoting right now, I’m working; again I wish I could be there with you guys and watch the movie with you.

“I watched the movie with my family and we loved it and we are so proud to be able to show you guys there.

“As we say because it’s in our blood and in our culture; CHEEEEHOOOO.”

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