DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK IN WAIKĪKĪDirected by Justyn Ah Chong
- Drama, Experimental, Pacific Islander, Social Issues, Spiritual
- 20 mins
- North American premiere
Filmmakers in attendance.
A janitor, frustrated with cleaning up after an endless parade of tourists, reflects on a memory that stirs awake a voice within. DOWN THE SIDEWALK IN WAIKĪKĪ is a narrative film inspired by a collection of poetry published posthumously featuring the work of Hawaiian poet Wayne Kaumualii Westlake (1947-84).
Director, Editor: Justyn Ah Chong
Writer: ʻĀina Paikai
Director of Photography: Abraham Williams
Executive Producer: Richard Hamasaki
Producer: Kekama Amona, ʻIwalani KūaliʻI KahoʻOhanohano
Music Composer: Max Aruj
Gfx: Kaipo KīʻAha
Cast: ʻĀina Paikai, ʻImaikalani Kalāhele
The forces that bond the expansive cultures of Oceania are stories of strength, ingenuity and resilience. This program features films from Hawaii, Saipan, Tinian, and Guam, bringing us from the end of the 19th century and into the contemporary with stories that range from personal trials to revolutionary acts of poetics and survival. – Micki Davis