THE MOON AND THE NIGHT
Ka Mahina a me Ka PoDirected by Erin Lau
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.
Set in rural Hawaiʻi, a Native Hawaiian girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dog fight. The film explores the cultural and socioeconomic strain that burdens many communities in Hawaiʻi, but at its heart, it is a coming-of-age tale of a young woman who makes the difficult realization that to save her family, she must stand on her own.
Director: Erin Lau
Writer: Erin Lau, Justin Omori
Producer: Olivia Gray
Director of Photography: Anton Jiracek
Editor: Yurim Han
Production Designer: Alana Bombino
Sound Technician: Rachel Bassett
Hair, Make-Up, Wardrobe: Kelsey Duvauchelle
Cast: Bella Shepard, Jason Quinn
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.