Leitis in Waiting – Film Showing and Discussion

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
7:00 PM, Thursday, May 20, 2021
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Join us for a showing of Leitis in Waiting and a discussion to follow.  Leitis in Waiting is the story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga leitis, an intrepid group of native transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in their South Pacific Kingdom. With unexpected humor and extraordinary access to the Kingdom’s royals and religious leaders, this emotional journey reveals what it means to be different in a society ruled by tradition, and what it takes to be accepted without forsaking who you are.


May 4th – May 20th: Watch the film

May 20th, 7:00 pm: Join us for a discussion of the movie

Register here to links to watch the movie and join in the discussion:


Presented by Meaningful Movies in Kirkland

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 1hr 11min

Director: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson and Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu