Directed by Andrew Adamson. With Hugh Laurie, Xzannjah Matsi, Healesville Joel, Eka Darville. As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village.
Flying-Fox in a Freedom Tree and The Birth and Death of the Miracle Man, Wendt's two collections of short stories, take up aspects of Samoan life - its traditions, its clashes with European culture, and its disintegration. See if it is available: http://www.library.cbhs.school.nz/oliver/libraryHome.do