Genre

Pacific Islander

Narrative Features, Pacific Cinewaves

EVERY DAY IN KAIMUKĪ

Film

EVERY DAY IN KAIMUKĪ

Directed by Alika Tengan
A young Hawaiian man is determined to give his life meaning outside Kaimukī, even if that means leaving…

EYES AND HORNS

Film

EYES AND HORNS

Directed by Chaerin Im
The transformation of the over masculine Minotaur, inspired by Picasso’s print series ‘Vollard Suite’, leads to the destruction…
Pacific Cinewaves

fire in the water, fire in the sky

Film

fire in the water, fire in the sky

Directed by Mīria George
To live is to dance. A story of migration, fire in the water, fire in the sky is…

JOE’S JOURNEY

Film

JOE’S JOURNEY

Directed by Patty Fong
Everyone has unique journey on the road of life, and Joe shares some of his challenges. Learn how…

MY CHINATOWN, WITH ALOHA

Film

MY CHINATOWN, WITH ALOHA

Directed by Kimberlee Bassford
Fourth-generation Chinese American explores her family’s relationship to Honolulu Chinatown and the parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and…
Pacific Cinewaves

MY DOG HAS FLEAS

Film

MY DOG HAS FLEAS

Directed by Justin Pascua
Upon her arrival from the mainland to her birthplace, a half Hawaiian young woman is frowned upon by…
Pacific Cinewaves, VC Presents

OMAI FA’ATASI: SAMOA MO SAMOA

Film

OMAI FA’ATASI: SAMOA MO SAMOA

Directed by Takashi Fujii
Visual Communications’ landmark video docu-drama series “Hidden Treasures,” OMAI FA’ATASI profiles the Samoan American youth development organization of…
Pacific Cinewaves

PILI KA MOʻO

Film

PILI KA MOʻO

Directed by Justyn Ah Chong
A Native Hawaiian taro farming family is drawn into a logistically and emotionally complex quest to preserve their…
Cinema Musica, Pacific Cinewaves

rooted

Film

rooted

Directed by Mia Kami
Rooted reflect the deep connection between people of the Pacific, their land, sea, and their identity.
Pacific Cinewaves

SAVING HAWAII SIGN LANGUAGE

Film

SAVING HAWAII SIGN LANGUAGE

Directed by Corinne Chin
Deaf Hawaiians once had their own language: Hawaii Sign Language (HSL). For HSL's last remaining users, it's a…
Pacific Cinewaves

TAPA: THE CLOTH THAT BINDS US

Film

TAPA: THE CLOTH THAT BINDS US

Directed by Nancy Thompson
An artistic look at one of the South Pacific Islands’ age old traditional practices of creating tapa cloth,…
Pacific Cinewaves

THE FUTURE BEHIND US

Film

THE FUTURE BEHIND US

Directed by Melodie Turori
An exploration of Oceanic indigeneity and relationality through practices of ancestral listening.
Animation Programs, Pacific Cinewaves

THE SACRIFICE

Film

THE SACRIFICE

Directed by Tumeli Tuqota Jr
In a land steeped in old traditions, a Drua (ship) is about to be put to sea, demanding…

VARIOUS SHADES OF OFF-WHITE

Film

VARIOUS SHADES OF OFF-WHITE

Directed by Charlie Pu
What does it mean to be connected to culture?
Documentary Features, Special Presentations

WATERMAN

Film

WATERMAN

Directed by Isaac Halasima
Surfing legend. Olympic superstar. Hawaiian Icon. American hero.