KE KAHEA: AN INVITATION INTO SACRED SPACEDirected by Justyn Ah Chong
Cast: Aʻiaʻi Bello, Keeaumoku Kapu, Michelle Makalua-Yim, Uilani Kapu, Wikolia Kaluna-Fox
After receiving a kahea (calling) from ancestral lineages on Maui to create kapa for unearthed iwi kūpuna (skeletal remains), cultural practitioner Aʻiaʻi Bello extended the calling to her circle of women in the community. Those that stepped forth were propelled on a transformative journey, and as they learned to transform the wauke plant into sacred kapa, they found themselves changed in the process as well.
Producer: Aʻiaʻi Bello
Director of Photography: Justyn Ah Chong
Editor: Justyn Ah Chong
Sound Designer: Justyn Ah Chong
Through various frames and points of view, we are brought closer to encountering an ancient Pacific past.