PHOTOESSAY: Gangsters in Paradise: The Deportees of Tonga

  • Todd M. Henry Independent photographer, Auckland
Keywords: deportees, documentary, photojournalism, prison, reintegration, Tonga

Abstract

This photoessay is based around photographs taken during the making of the documentary Gangsters in Paradise: The Deportees of Tonga. As a documentary photographer with a tendency to focus on social issues and subcultures, the author was interested in documenting the lives of deportees in Tonga. Through the film, he hoped to highlight the various complexities of identity, belonging and adaptation in relation to the deportee community of Tonga.  More importantly, he wanted to start a conversation in Tonga itself regarding how this growing community can be better supported and understood by the wider Tongan public. 

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References

Borrowdale, J. (2018). Deportees of Tonga: Gangsters in paradise. Vice Zealandia. Retrieved on April 11, 2019, from https://www.vice.com/en_nz/topic/deportees-of-tonga-gangsters-in-paradise

Deportees of Tonga: Gangsters in Paradise. (2018). Vice Zealandia [Documentary: Producer Ursula Grace, Associate producer Todd Henry, researcher: James Borrowdale]. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72u5q-0R48A

Tongan deportees
Published
31-07-2019
How to Cite
HenryT. M. (2019). PHOTOESSAY: Gangsters in Paradise: The Deportees of Tonga. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 25(1&2), 278-291. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v25i1.489