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ALAKAI, a Samoan teen with an incredible voice, lives with her parents and sister in the heart of Mount Druitt. Her father is determined for her to succeed as a musician, but Alakai rebels, wanting only to fit with the crowd, wasting her gifts. When Alakai’s school music teacher enters her into a state-wide talent quest, Alakai is suddenly thrust into the spotlight and must confront the demons that hold her back. Can Alakai overcome all obstacles to save her closest relationships and become the star she was destined to be?
Entirely improvised with a cast of newly uncovered actors, Alakai is based on the true story of Jade Toleafoa, a brilliant young Samoan singer from Mount Druitt. It tells the moving story of her battle to find herself through her music, her experience at the statewide Talent Development Project, and the struggles with her Samoan family and community.