CHIJUYAADirected by Brandon Ufugusuku Ing
Cast: Aiko Yamashiro, Brandon Ufugusuku Ing, Derek Fujio, Jesse Shiroma, Yukie Shiroma
Chijuyaa – the plover. Descendants of Okinawan immigrants in Hawai‘i perform a traditional Ryūkyūan song and dance, evoking memories of the past, and emotions of loneliness and yearning. Sung in Uchinaaguchi, one of the endangered Ryūkyūan languages.
Writer: Brandon Ufugusuku Ing
Director of Photography: Carolina Higa, Brandon Ufugusuku Ing, Jesse Shiroma
Editor: Brandon Ufugusuku Ing
Sound Designer: Jesse Shiroma, Brandon Ufugusuku Ing
Music: Brandon Ufugusuku Ing, Derek Fujio, Jesse Shiroma
From a rhythmic dream of drawn line and motion, to a traditional Ryūkyūan song and dance, to a verite time capsule of a healing anthem’s moment in time, this year’s Cinema Musia program is bathed in melody and sounds inspirational messages of healing and connection.