Who are we?
Le Malae is a branch of Pacific Media Visions, the media network for the Polynesian and Pacific Islanders residing in the US. Pacific Media Visions started in 2002 and has been involved in the creation of content and distribution of said content to the Polynesian and Island communities here in the USA. We have been involved in production of TV, websites, social media, documentaries and short films since 2002. Our commitment is to create new and entertaining yet informative content for our communities who are all linked by the network of social media. Social media has been a very powerful tool for our product and services.
In olden times Samoans were not prohibited by the Ocean as many races were when contemplating the immense expanse of water and the fears of not coming home which associated long distance voyages. Rather than be intimidated by its size our people built high tech vessels which were able to traverse long distances in a relatively short time and they were masters of navigating the open seas. They were as comfortable on the ocean as they were on dry land. As a result they are considered the foremost navigators and explorers in the world. Having conquered the vast Pacific ocean our people were able to sail from Asia to America and inhabit every inhabitable land mass in between. Now fast forward to the 2020s and we stand on the shores of one of the largest oceans ever, the world wide web. It is connecting all of us whether we are in Apia, Pago Pago, Wellington, Brisbane or Los Angeles. This is the ocean we must now learn to navigate for it is empowering and enabling for us as a people to share our experiences, our language, our stories, and our culture in a manner that puts us all within inches of each other even though we are separated by thousands of miles. This is the purpose of Le Malae. To link all of us as a family and for us to meet here as we have done in years past, on the Malae, where the events of our communities are held for all to witness, experience and appreciate. My name is Namulauulu Alapati Ainuu and together with Kalala Foxworthy and we are owners of Pacific Media Visions which is the owner of Le Malae.