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Directed by ʻĀina Paikai

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

The true story of Hawaiian hero, George Jarrett Helm Jr., a Hawaiian musician who gained the support of elders to protect the island of Kahoʻolawe from military bombing. This film is a tribute to the legacy of a leader and artist who used his voice to inspire a revolution of consciousness.

Director: ʻĀina Paikai
Writer: ʻĀina Paikai
Producer: ʻĀina Paikai, Kaliko Maiʻi
Co-Producer: Lāiana Kanoa-Wong, Malia Hulleman, Justyn Ah Chong
Executive Producer: Kekamaikaikamaikalani Helm
Director of Photography: Michael “Blackout” Tanji
Editor: Bradley Crawford
Production Designer: Jess T. Johnston
Composer: John Signor
Cast: Kōlea Fukumitsu, Kamakani Fukumitsu, Kaʻula Krug, Lohiao Paoa, Mataio Sibayan, Genasis Melia Kalawe, Halealoha Ayau

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Pacific Cinewaves Shorts

FREE PROGRAM | The waves of the ocean have generously sustained many Pasifika cultures across the globe. From a contemporary reflection of ancestral connection and creativity, to a piece that celebrates a true story of a Hawaiian hero, these short films carry on the beloved practice of storytelling to the big screen. — Eseel Borlasa

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