Sapeta Taito

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Sapeta Taito
Born Sapeta Sokag‘aitu Taito
1986 (age 27–28)
Suva, Fiji

Sapeta Sokag‘aitu Taito (born 1986) is a Fiji Islander actress. She played the lead role in Fiji's first feature film, The Land Has Eyes, in 2004.

Biography[edit]

Born in Suva, Fiji, Taito moved to Rotuma at a young age. She studied at the Lelean Memorial School in Suva, and then studied Science at the University of the South Pacific,[1] majoring in biology and chemistry, with the aim of later studying medicine and becoming a surgeon.[2]

The Land Has Eyes[edit]

She auditioned successfully for the lead role, that of a young Rotuman woman, in the film The Land Has Eyes, despite never having seen a film before.[2][3][4] She attended the film’s world premiere at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, travelling outside Fiji for the first time to do so.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USP student stars in internationally acclaimed movie - The Land Has Eyes" University of the South Pacific, September 8, 2005,
  2. ^ a b "Torn between two worlds", Stan Ritova, Fiji Times, November 24, 2005
  3. ^ a b "The Cast", official website of the film The Land Has Eyes
  4. ^ "The Land Has Eyes" (review), Tim Appelo, Seattle Weekly, April 12, 2006

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