In Loving Memory of Leanne Ferrer

Aug 28, 2021Lifestyle, Photography

On Friday, August 27, 2021, an intimate gathering was held at Fatu Ma Futi beach in loving memory of Leanne Ferrer. She was an impactful individual who encouraged and gave voice to pasefika peoples through media and film.

I’m glad I got a chance to work with her through my office, but even more than that, I’m glad I got to know of her through the eyes of my best friend Gabby, who was mentored by Leanne in Hawaii. I showed up this morning in support of Gabby, who considered Leanne a sister-aunty. She credits Leanne with propelling her film work since she was 18 years old.

Leanne was cherished by many in Hawai’i, here in American Samoa, and all throughout the Pacific.

Sending love, warmth, and deep condolences to the Ferrer family.

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