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kingdom of tonga

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Despite being the only Pacific nation that was never, formally, colonized, the Kingdom of Tonga faces challenges and opportunities common 

among formerly occupied states.

In 2019, Jake finished a 4-month residency at 'Atenisi Institute to research the commodification of natural resources as a key indicator of this place in transition. 


Founded by Futa Helu in the 1970's, 'Atenisi Institute is an educational institute founded on the philosphy that "students should be taught how – not what – to think".

In 2016, Roberth Fuentes' short film about his grandmother on Bantayan Island in the Philippines, was screened at the second edition of the Nuku'Alofa Film Festival. Roberth is a young artist who we've been supporting since his involved in our projects in 2011.