Graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University in New Zealand, I have always been interested in art and, together with my wife Wendy, we have established the Tiapapata Art Centre Inc., a charitable trust promoting traditional and contemporary arts and crafts in Sāmoa. I am a keen photographer and videographer and has particular interest in Sāmoa’s rich natural and cultural heritage, the indigenous ecological knowledge of the Samoans, human rights issues in Sāmoa’s communal society, and religious freedom.
In 2002, I received my first grant from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva to produce a documentary film exploring perceptions of human rights in Sāmoa. I went on to produce two more human rights films on the rights issues facing disabled persons (2004) and on religious freedom (2005). Over 30 productions by Galumalemana are currently listed in my multimedia catalogue, covering a range of themes including Samoan cultural expressions, human rights, and climate change. My latest film is a documentary series exploring gender equality issues in Samoa, mainly through the lenses of culture and faith.