Homecoming tells the intergenerational story of two women who bond as they cross the Pacific to return to the remote island where they grew up. The coral atoll Pukapuka has little contact with outsiders or tourists, and the native community follows a Polynesian way of life lost on most of the South Pacific islands. 82-year old Johnny Frisbie and 36-year old Amelia Borofsky have deep roots in Pukapuka and still speak the Pukapukan language. Although each is called to return for very personal reasons, both share the writer’s vocation and a deep love for the atoll. The quest of each character—to reconcile dual identities and different worlds—binds them together and provides the dramatic arc of the film. Shot in a hybrid cinema vérité style with informal interviews, memorabilia and rare vintage footage, Homecoming captures the vibrant if endangered Pukapukan community on the threshold of change, offering a poetic meditation on memory, loss and the abiding power of our deepest attachments to place and loved ones.
The following is a 12' trailer to introduce the main characters of the film and raise funds to film their journey back to Pukapuka. For more information visit talcualfilms.com
Trailer edited by Celeste Carrasco.