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Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.
There are 476 million Indigenous people around the world; a vast majority of their homelands are connected to the Asian American and NHPI communities that we serve. INDIGENOUS NOW! amplifies the contemporary storytelling of Indigenous Peoples – descendants of the original stewards of a geographical region before people of different cultures or ethnic origins arrived. These films invite you into lives of Kānaka Maoli, Métis, Māori and more.
In this program
Directed by Jus G.
When the days are too short for life to survive, a Hawaiian boy fights the sun in order to slow it down and save his people.
Directed by Conrad Lihilihi
A woman’s growing success begins to unearth deep insecurities and trauma within her toxic relationship which leads to deadly circumstances.
Directed by Aree Kapa
If it’s already yours, it’s not stealing, right?
Directed by Tahuaroa Ohia
To six-year-old Ben, the world is full of loud noises and frightening images. As Ben struggles with everyday life, his mother searches desperately to find a way to help her son.
Directed by Te Mahara Tamehana
A story of redemption, forgiveness and love between three generations
Directed by Tiana Trego Hall
A story about family, food and me.
Directed by Kay Chan
We can come together, we can always connect.
Directed by Tiare Ribeaux
While navigating between survival and her connection to the land, a weaver experiences a transformation when she finds out her drinking water has been poisoned by fuel leaking into O’ahu’s watersheds.