Pacific Cinewaves Shorts
- Shorts Programs
- 103 mins
FREE/PAY WHAT YOU CAN
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
Co-presented with Community Partners: Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum, UCLA Asian American Studies Department
In this program
Directed by Dakota Camacho
A short dance film that explores ending violence and generating healing through embodiment, intimacy, and ancestral creativity.
Directed by ʻĀina Paikai
A Hawaiian musician must gain the support of elders to protect the island of Kahoʻolawe from military bombing.
HOW TO CATCH A TAOTAOMONA
Directed by Neil Tinkham
In the jungles of Guam, an overlooked boy tries to convince his skeptical friends to capture a mythological figure.
LONGING FOR HAWAIʻI
Directed by Katia Barricklow
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.
Directed by Caili Quan, Elliot deBruyn, Nathaniel Brown
A love letter to Guam through the lens of contemporary dance.
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 deep in the forests of Hawaiʻi.