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  • Dixie State University and DOCUTAH Welcome Kingdom of Tonga Ambassador to Campus Sept. 6
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    Published - 08/30/13 - 03:24 PM | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    His Excellency Mr. Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandurst Tupouniua, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United States. (Photo courtesy Kingdom of Tonga)
    His Excellency Mr. Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandurst Tupouniua, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United States. (Photo courtesy Kingdom of Tonga)
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    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) - As part of the 2013 DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival, Dixie State University will welcome His Excellency Mr. Mahe ‘Uli’uli Sandurst Tupouniua, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Tonga to the United States, for a special event on Friday, Sept. 6.

    Ambassador Tupouniua’s visit coincides with the United States premiere of the documentary film “Tongan Ark,” which will be screened in the DSU Dolores Dore Eccles Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The Ambassador and other invited guests, including the film’s director Paul Janman, and students and directors from Tonga’s Atenisi University, will also be taking part in a private dinner event prior to the screening.

    “Our DOCUTAH guests have spanned the globe,” said DSU Vice President of Institutional Advancement and DOCUTAH Executive Director Christina Schultz. “We are thrilled to host Ambassador Tupouniua and other dignitaries on campus and we are excited to premiere ‘Tongan Ark’ at this year’s festival.”

    “Tongan Ark” uses a blend of ancient philosophy, opera and Tongan culture to tell an intimate tale of a teacher, his school and his people as they navigate a sea of repression and doubt in a small but troubled Pacific island kingdom.

    For more information on the Ambassador’s visit, please contact DSU Vice President of Institutional Advancement and DOCUTAH Executive Director Christina Schultz at 435-652-7542. Please visit www.docutah.com for the latest news on the 2013 Festival, which runs Sept. 3-7, on the DSU campus.
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