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Screening Dates Announced for 'Meet the Mormons' Movie in Kingdom of Tonga

Dates for screenings of the new documentary "Meet the Mormons" were announced this week for the Kingdom of Tonga.

“Meet the Mormons” is a feature-length documentary film produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that was released in select theaters in the United States on 10 October 2014. It is now showing in select theatres and other venues in Australia, New Zealand and several Pacific Island nations, including the Kingdom of Tonga.

The film is an opportunity for people to meet — in a very personal way — members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Filmed on location around the globe, “Meet the Mormons” takes viewers on a journey into the day-to-day lives of six Church members in the U.S., Costa Rica and Nepal. From their individual passions to their daily struggles, each story paints a picture as rich and unique as the next while challenging stereotypes that surround the Mormon faith.

The movie will screen at Latter-day Saint stake centres across the Kingdom of Tonga in the coming days. A stake centre is a Latter-day Saint meetinghouse for a number of congregations in a geographical area.

  • Harbour Stake – Monday 23 February
  • Tonga Stake – Tuesday 24 February
  • Vaini Stake – Tuesday 24 February
  • Halaleva congregations – Thursday 26 February
  • Fasi and Mailetaha congregations – Friday 27 February
  • Mu’a Stake – Friday 27 February
  • East Stake – Friday 27 February
  • Ha'akame Stake – Friday, 27 February
  • Halaliku Stake – Friday 27 February
  • Liahona Stake – Saturday 28 February 
  • Eua Stake – Wednesday 4 March

Last week the movie premiered at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre in Nuku’alofa. Guests included members of the Royal Family, government officials, leaders of other churches and community groups. 

In the last few days the movie has also been shown in Latter-day Saint stake centres in Nuku'alofa (North and South stakes), Malapo, Eua and Matahau Stake.

Akanesi Taufa & Lilika Sailosi from the Prime Minister’s Office both saif they enjoyed the movie. "it is a movie for the whole family, I can’t wait to watch it again with them."

Local business owner Robina Nakau smiled as she commented, “I was in tears at the end. Thank you for inviting me. I enjoyed the movie and think every family in Tonga should watch it.” 

Sione Taumoefolau, Director of Tonga Red Cross, called Meet the Mormons "a great movie."

"I’m happy I decided to come to the premiere.”

Halaliku Stake President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sateki Manakofua, said, “I hope we can get all of Tonga to see the movie. It’s a great movie for the whole family.”

Tongan media have reported on the movie and announced future screenings in Latter-day Saint stake centres throughout Tongatapu and the outer islands.  




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