Pacific Cinewaves

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This program 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 program on Eventive.

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.

Join us on September 26, 2020 at 4pm PT for C3: Pacific Cinewaves, an artist conversation featuring the filmmakers from this program. Click here to RSVP.

In this program


HINEKURA

Directed by Becs Arahanga

The story of one young woman’s rite of passage as she steps into her destiny.

HOʻI KA ʻŌLELO: THE REVITALIZATION OF HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM

Directed by Liʻua Tengan

After the ban of the Hawaiian language in schools, Hawaiians fought hard to ensure that the language was revitalized.

KĀLEWA

Directed by Mitchel Viernes

In the future, a Hawaiian astronaut makes the next great leap for his planet, his family, and himself. Tonight is his last chance.

KAMAʻĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND)

Directed by Kimi Howl Lee

A queer teenager navigates life on the streets in Oahu, until she eventually finds refuge at the Puʻuhonua o Waiʻanae –– Hawaiʻi’s largest organized homeless encampment.

KAPAEMAHU

Directed by Dean Hamer, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Joe Wilson

The hidden history of four healing stones on Waikiki Beach, and the mysterious spirits within them.

LILIU

Directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti

An ambitious court interpreter risks everything when a wrongfully imprisoned Chief fights to get back to her stranded grandchildren.

MOʻO!

Directed by Anela Ling

A short film about grief, and the steps we take to bury the things that haunt us.

MOLOKAʻI BOUND

Directed by Alika Maikau

A wayward Hawaiian man freshly released from prison struggles to reunite with his son and heritage.

STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS

Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee

Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea.

TĀ MOKO – BEHIND THE TATTOOED FACE

Directed by David Atkinson, Mick Andrews

Maori face tattooing is a tradition that almost died out through colonization. Bernard and Sapphire show their passion to see Maori communities heal by receiving face tattoos of their own.

THE MOON AND THE NIGHT

Directed by Erin Lau

Set in rural Hawaiʻi, a Native Hawaiian girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dog fight.

THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE

Directed by Ciara Lacy

Native Hawaiian poet Jamaica Osorio shows how her activism reinvigorates her art.

TOAʻIPUAPUAGĀ STRENGTH IN SUFFERING

Directed by Vea Mafile'o

A young woman stricken with bleeding stigmata must face both adoration and condemnation from her deeply religious island community.

Precedes

C3: Pacific Cinewaves

Samoa, New Zealand, and Hawaii. Join us for an artist conversation with the filmmakers featured in the short film program “Pacific Cinewaves,” as we discuss their cinematic love letters to the living culture of the Pacific.

Dates & Times
Online

Saturday | September 26, 2020
4:00 pm

Past
Online

Fri, Sep 25
12:00 pm

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