Genre

Spiritual

A SIP OF WATER

Film

A SIP OF WATER

Directed by Hyuna Cho
An animated piece that seeks to explore the role of shaminism in Korean culture.

DEVOTEE

Film

DEVOTEE

Directed by Sharmila Ray
A drifter meets a young guru and her devotees, who open his mind to a new path.
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.

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…

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…

KIDS ON FIRE

Film

KIDS ON FIRE

Directed by Kyle Nieva
A boy discovers the power of his sexuality during a religious camp, as he realizes his special role…

MANGO BABY

Film

MANGO BABY

Directed by serena violet hodges
A glimpse at a grandparent's extension of care through sharing mango.

MOUNTAIN CAT

Film

MOUNTAIN CAT

Directed by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir
A troubled girl is taken to a local shaman for spiritual healing. Trapped by ancient beliefs, she finds…

NOOR & LAYLA

Film

NOOR & LAYLA

Directed by Fawzia Mirza
Noor & Layla are breaking up. Is it the end of the road for these two Muslim women,…
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…
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…

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…