Genre

Experimental

Documentary Features, Pacific Cinewaves

CANE FIRE

Film

CANE FIRE

Directed by Anthony Banua-Simon
FREE PROGRAM | An examination of the past and present of the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi.

EYE OF THE NEEDLE

Film

EYE OF THE NEEDLE

Directed by Joe Virata
Age takes its toll on us all, affecting the choices we make and the actions we take.

F1-100

Film

F1-100

Directed by Emory Chao Johnson
Video, illustration, and animation are interwoven in this intimate portrait of an international art student carrying a heavy…
Pacific Cinewaves

FANA’GUYAN

Film

FANA’GUYAN

Directed by Dakota Camacho
A short dance film that explores ending violence and generating healing through embodiment, intimacy, and ancestral creativity.

FRAN

Film

FRAN

Directed by Robert Shoji
With her infectious laugh and great sense of humor, Pearl Harbor survivor Fran Ito answers a series of…
Pacific Cinewaves

FUJIN

Film

FUJIN

Directed by Rachel Makana'aloha O Kauikeolani Nakawatase
The filmmaker's great-grandmother and aunties get ready for a night out.

HERSELVES

Film

HERSELVES

Directed by Kristy Choi
As the filmmaker imagines her mother’s life before motherhood, questions of freedom, authorship, and filial responsibility emerge.

HINGA

Film

HINGA

Directed by Sammay Dizon
During COVID-19, a community grapples with the complexity of grief and the necessary steps towards collective healing.
Narrative Features, Pacific Cinewaves

I WAS A SIMPLE MAN

Film

I WAS A SIMPLE MAN

Directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi
A family in Hawai'i faces the imminent death of their eldest, as the ghosts of the past haunt…

JOURNEY TO THE EAST

Film

JOURNEY TO THE EAST

Directed by Eve Liu
A Woman with No Name retrieves her husband’s bones from a gang of mythical Chinese cowboys.

LATA

Film

LATA

Directed by Alisha Tejpal
As doors consistently open and close around her, a domestic worker navigates her way through an upper class…

LEARNING TAGALOG WITH KAYLA

Film

LEARNING TAGALOG WITH KAYLA

Directed by Kayla Abuda Galang
Kayla will teach you Tagalog, the language of her homeland.
Pacific Cinewaves

MAHÅLANG

Film

MAHÅLANG

Directed by Caili Quan, Elliot deBruyn, Nathaniel Brown
A love letter to Guam through the lens of contemporary dance.

MOUNTAIN LODGE

Film

MOUNTAIN LODGE

Directed by Jordan Wong
The candle, the myth, the legend. Mountain Lodge.

NIGHT & DAY

Film

NIGHT & DAY

Directed by Paolo Bitanga
A mother′s home comes alive once a year, when her many children return for the holidays and play…

THE ROSE OF MANILA

Film

THE ROSE OF MANILA

Directed by Alex Westfall
Archival footage and reenactment evoke a formative moment in the life of young Imelda Marcos, the infamous wife…

THANK YOU, COME AGAIN

Film

THANK YOU, COME AGAIN

Directed by Nirav Bhakta
An undocumented convenience store clerk crashes into his subconscious as he grieves the death of his father.

THE EYES OF SUMMER

Film

THE EYES OF SUMMER

Directed by Rajee Samarasinghe
A young girl develops a friendship with a spirit who lives in an abandoned house.

THE FOURFOLD

Film

THE FOURFOLD

Directed by Alisi Telengut
Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, an exploration of the indigenous…

TO KNOW HER

Film

TO KNOW HER

Directed by Natalie A. Chao
A poetic exploration of the camera's gaze and a family's relationship with the filmmaker's mother.