RIVER OF SMALL GODS

Directed by Bradley Tangonan

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

On the verge of eviction, a Native Hawaiian woman is hired by a mysterious sculptor to retrieve sacred stones from a riverbed deep in the forests of Hawaiʻi. This film is a modern myth about alienation from the land and the consequences of denying our connection to it.

CREDITS
Director: Bradley Tangonan
Writer: Bradley Tangonan
Producer: Rea Chupek, Joshua Lee, Briana Smith
Executive Producer: Pacific Islanders in Communications
Director of Photography: Michael Tanji
Editor: Liz Deegan
Production Designer: Kat Wong
Composer: Zak Engel
Sound Designer: One Thousand Birds
Music: Zak Engel and Three Plus
Cast: Danielle Zalopany, Joe McGinn, Rey Payumo

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CANE FIRE

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OPHIR

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