MAUKA TO MAKAIDirected by Jonah Okano, Alika Maikau
Filmmakers in attendance.
Akamu and Kaipo are cousins from Kāneʻohe, who make just enough money selling drugs for their Uncle to get by. In the course of a day, things quickly begin to unravel as Akamu starts to fall back into old habits.
Co-Director: Alika Maikau, Jonah Okano
Writer: Alika Maikau
Producer: Kelsie Greene
Director of Photography: Elliana Moore
Unit Production Manager: Charli Knight
1st Assistant Director: Triton Oshiro
1st Assistant Camera: Sawyer Chestnut-Pinto
Editor: Kali Kasashima
Sound: Dymond Cabildo
Colorist: Josh Almario
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