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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…
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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…
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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.
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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.