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Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.
Join us in a special opening night with a program of films by the Armed with a Camera (AWC) Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists class of 2023. This year’s cohort is comprised of filmmakers of Pasifika descent who have produced 6 heartfelt pieces from the diaspora. From a kitchen in Utah to the ‘āina of Hawai’i, the ties that bind them together as children of the moana are ancestral connection, family and a little food for the soul.
In this program
Directed by M. Kaleipumehana Cabral
Six Kānaka ʻŌiwi weave a story of grief, hope, wisdom, and struggle in navigating diaspora and returning to their homeland.
Directed by Alexis Si'i
MORE BOUNCE documents three Samoan men as they reflect on their time as bouncers in Southern California, and the dangers that came with it.
Directed by Veialu Aila-Unsworth
A Papua New Guinean/American woman challenges her evangelist father’s strict rules to find her voice as a makeup artist.
Directed by Peter Filimaua
In order to help Tala fall asleep, his mother tells him a tale about his grandfather and Pulotu, the underworld.
Directed by Lauren To'omalatai
After a night out with friends, Jess returns home and shares a late night snack with someone unexpected
Directed by Misa Tupou
At rugby training, Malu knows time is against him, but his support for his sister Alofa will not be deterred.