THIS IS THE WAY WE RISEDirected by Ciara Lacy
- Pacific Cinewaves
- Arthouse, Documentary, Environmental, Experimental, History, Human Rights, LGBTQIA+, Pacific Islander, Social Issues, Women
- English, Native Hawaiian
- 13 mins
- Los Angeles premiere
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.
THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE is an exploration into the creative process, following Native Hawaiian slam poet Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio as she answers her calling to protect sacred sites atop Maunakea, Hawai`i, which reinvigorates her art.
Director : Ciara Lacy
Director of Photography, Producer: Chapin Hall
Story Producer: Adithya Sambamurthy, Matthew Cushing
Editor: Adithya Sambamurthy, Nathan Caswell
Graphic Designer: Lani Rodriguez
Composer : Craig Sutherland
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.