News Release

'Meet the Mormons' Movie to Screen Across South Pacific

A new feature length movie titled "Meet the Mormons" will screen in theatres and other venues across Australia, New Zealand and several Pacific Island nations over the next few weeks.

The movie, written and directed by film-maker Blair Treu, profiles six members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

One of the individuals featured is American Samoan-Hawaiian Ken Niumatalolo, head football coach of the U.S. Naval Academy.

The Latter-day Saints' Pacific Area Director of Public Affairs, Richard Hunter, says the movie's release is "a great way for members and guests of the Church to celebrate this year's 175th anniversary of the first Latter-day Saint to arrive in the region."

"If the first Mormon missionary to come this part of the world, 17-year-old Englishman William Barratt  — who arrived in Adelaide in 1840 — was alive today, he'd see half a million Mormons living in Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the Pacific. He'd see that we're part of the social tapestry of our villages, towns and cities."

"This movie highlights the values we share with many others," Hunter says, "such as faith in God, loving our familiies and serving our communities." 

Learn more about "Meet the Mormons" at the film's official website.

More details about screenings in the South Pacific will be published in the coming weeks.


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