Genre

Pacific Islander

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.
Pacific Cinewaves

HOW TO CATCH A TAOTAOMONA

Film

HOW TO CATCH A TAOTAOMONA

Directed by Neil Tinkham
In the jungles of Guam, an overlooked boy tries to convince his skeptical friends to capture a mythological…
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.
Documentary Features

FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK

Film

FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK

Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart
The untold story of a 1960s California garage band co-founded by Filipina Americans... groomed to become the female…
Pacific Cinewaves

HAWAIIAN SOUL

Film

HAWAIIAN SOUL

Directed by ʻĀina Paikai
A Hawaiian musician must gain the support of elders to protect the island of Kahoʻolawe from military bombing.

HILUM

Film

HILUM

Directed by Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan
After a botched performance as a mourner-for-hire, Mona retreats from her mother’s fury, and seeks out a shaman…
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…
Pacific Cinewaves

LONGING FOR HAWAIʻI

Film

LONGING FOR HAWAIʻI

Directed by Katia Barricklow
In the face of colonial erasure, one family’s journey into the past reveals a hidden history about the…
Pacific Cinewaves

MAHÅLANG

Film

MAHÅLANG

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

NO DOGS

Film

NO DOGS

Directed by Randal Kamradt
During the 1930 Watsonville race riots, a Filipina American woman seeks shelter at a diner.
Documentary Features, Pacific Cinewaves

OPHIR

Film

OPHIR

Directed by Alexandre Berman, Olivier Pollet
FREE PROGRAM | An extraordinary revolution leading up to the potential creation of the world’s newest nation in…

PINK & BLUE

Film

PINK & BLUE

Directed by Carmen LoBue
After a surprise first-time pregnancy, a trans couple of color wrestles with how to raise their child in…
Pacific Cinewaves

RIVER OF SMALL GODS

Film

RIVER OF SMALL GODS

Directed by Bradley Tangonan
A Native Hawaiian woman is hired by a mysterious sculptor to retrieve lava stones from a sacred riverbed…
Pacific Cinewaves

STRANDED ON THE MAINLAND

Film

STRANDED ON THE MAINLAND

Directed by Alexis Si'i
After seeking medical help in America, a young woman and her father have no way back to American…