“Collaboration“ has been key for our Pacific Mother film. We wove the stories together with these incredibly talented people.
The Pacific Mother theme song, "Mai Anamua” (From the Past), was composed by Olivia Foa'i
Olivia is best known as a member of the internationally acclaimed band Te Vaka, and for her vocals featured throughout Disney's Moana soundtrack. In 2019 she debuted as a solo artist with Candid, which earned her 'Best Pacific Album' at the Aotearoa Music Awards and 'Best Female Artist' at the Pacific Music Awards 2020. For Pacific Mother she has composed the song ‘Mai Anamua’ which translates to ‘From the Past’. The song’s lyrics speak to the theme of the documentary, urging us to listen to the past in order to move into the future.