Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
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
A short dance film that explores ending violence and generating healing through embodiment, intimacy, and ancestral creativity.
A Hawaiian musician must gain the support of elders to protect the island of Kahoʻolawe from military bombing.
In the jungles of Guam, an overlooked boy tries to convince his skeptical friends to capture a mythological figure.
In the face of colonial erasure, one family’s journey into the past reveals a hidden history about the lost Hawaiian Kingdom and its forgotten heroes.
A love letter to Guam through the lens of contemporary dance.
A Native Hawaiian woman is hired by a mysterious sculptor to retrieve lava stones from a sacred riverbed deep in the forests of Hawaiʻi.