Cry Sis is the weaving of intellect and wisdom through the beautiful words of Ruby Macomber. The insightful voice of a new generation that has a gentle yet defiant stand on the interconnectedness of our Blue Pacific Continent to the call of the Pacific to keep 1.5 alive! The worlds that are presented by Ruby embroider the textured journey of the environment, ancestral metaphors and symbols of resilience against the complex web of the non-believers. Ruby’s words remind us of the frontline force of her generation of Aotearoa New Zealand with Rotuma and the Pacific beyond.
Pasifika Voices 2023 features a collection of gifted Pacific poets joined by indigenous artists to create an artistic, insightful, digitally enhanced offering in this curated series of three video poems.
The Mana Moana – Pasifika Voices collection of video works was created to amplify and support the Pacific to drive global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This collection is the third in a series that began in 2021. These poems have been gathered from our Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa to reflect the voices and experiences of our past and present Poets, providing offerings of wisdom and insight for a new generation.
This initiative is supported by Aotearoa New Zealand and coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Storybox, with the support of Pacific Islands poets and artists, to amplify the Pacific voice at COP28.