THE FUTURE BEHIND USDirected by Melodie Turori
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
This is a story about reclaiming indigeneity through ancestral listening and connection to the land, as told through Pasifika Transmissions. Pasifika Transmissions honors the ancestors’ pieces residing on Tongva land at the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM) with works from the 9 indigenous Pasifika artists living in diaspora.
Director: Melodie Turori
Executive Producer: Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum
Cast: Kawailoa, Masi, Latte Stone, Åcho’ Atupat, Dilukai, Puluwat Sail, Gaw, Machi, Ngā Uri, Aloai’a J. E. Moni Pili, Melodie Turori, Sid Dueñas, Mariquita “Micki” Davis, Kiana Rivera, Jason (JP) Pereira, Leone Pereira, Samantha Tagaloa, Roldy Ablao, Amelia Butler
Through various frames and points of view, we are brought closer to encountering an ancient Pacific past.