MAHÅLANG

Directed by Caili Quan, Elliot deBruyn, Nathaniel Brown

Choreographer Caili Quan pays tribute to the family and culture on Guam that sparked her love of music and inspired her dream of dancing. Weaving a narrative of how collective memory and storytelling preserve where we come from, this film is an ode to a home and the longing to return.

CREDITS
Director: Elliot deBruyn, Nathaniel Brown, Caili Quan
Writer: Caili Quan
Producer: Jason Pizzi
Director of Photography: Elliot deBruyn, Nathaniel Brown
Editor: Elliot deBruyn
Costume Design: Christine Darch
Sound Designer: Joseph Samala
Music: Harry Kalahiki, David Fanshawe, Tahitian Choir, Micah Manaitai, Flora Baza Quan
Cast: Caili Quan, Francesca Forcella, Richard Villaverde, Andrea Yorita, Ashley Simpson, Stanley Glover, Roderick Phifer, Clarisa Quan, Ailene Quan Brown, Eddie Quan, Charlene Pereira, Joseph Pereira, Joe Guam, Maya Lujan

Plays in

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

Dates & Times
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