“Meet the Mormon” a movie for all Tongans

A film that featured experiences of six Mormon members around the world in an attempt by filmmakers to depict the challenges church members met because of their religious faith has been recommended as a film for all families in Tonga.

The film, which was first released in the United States on October, 10, 2014, centred on the actors and actresses and how they went about trying to overcome the type of “challenging stereotypes that surround the Mormon faith”.

People who have watched the movie in Tonga since last week shared their approval and admiration with the mormonnewsroom.org.nz.

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

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.”

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