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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.