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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.
Did you miss the live conversation? Watch the artist conversation featuring the filmmakers in this program below, as we discuss their creative journeys behind making their films.
In this program
Directed by Becs Arahanga
The story of one young woman’s rite of passage as she steps into her destiny.
Directed by Liʻua Tengan
After the ban of the Hawaiian language in schools, Hawaiians fought hard to ensure that the language was revitalized.
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.
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.
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.
Directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti
An ambitious court interpreter risks everything when a wrongfully imprisoned Chief fights to get back to her stranded grandchildren.
Directed by Anela Ling
A short film about grief, and the steps we take to bury the things that haunt us.
Directed by Alika Maikau
A wayward Hawaiian man freshly released from prison struggles to reunite with his son and heritage.
Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee
Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea.
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.
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.
Directed by Ciara Lacy
Native Hawaiian poet Jamaica Osorio shows how her activism reinvigorates her art.
Directed by Vea Mafile'o
A young woman stricken with bleeding stigmata must face both adoration and condemnation from her deeply religious island community.
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.