KAPAEMAHUDirected by Dean Hamer, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson
This film is only available to viewers in the United States from September 25, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive.
Long ago, four mahu healers of dual male and female spirit imbued their powers on a giant stone monument that still stands on Waikiki Beach. Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, KAPAEMAHU brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.
Director, Producer: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Director of Animation: Daniel Sousa
Sound, Music: Dan Golden
From a young Samoan woman stricken with bleeding stigmata, to a documentary portrait on Native Hawaiian slam poet Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, to an animated tale that reveals the hidden history of four healing stones on Waikiki Beach; these pieces are cinematic love letters to the living culture of the Pacific.