PACIFIC CINEWAVES SHORTS
FREE/PAY WHAT YOU CAN
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.
This year’s shorts program boldly takes from you Hawai’i, Aotearoa (New Zealand), the Marquesas Islands and back to Carson, CA; each story gently connected to each other with a nuanced thread of migration and diaspora.
In this program
Directed by Erin Lau
A struggling nature photographer is forced to confront the pain his family has carried for generations.
FIND WHERE I BELONG
Directed by Kahu KAIHA
Elvis, a homeless teenager must find courage to leave the street life in order to return to his birth island.
A TALE OF TWO SISTERS
Directed by Angelique Kalani Axelrode
Blending narrative and movement based storytelling, two sisters overcome tension in their relationship; inspired by the mo‘olelo of Hi‘iakaikapoliopele.
KE KAHEA: AN INVITATION INTO SACRED SPACE
Directed by Justyn Ah Chong
A group of women heed the calling to make kapa for unearthed ancestral remains.
THE VOYAGER’S LEGACY
Directed by Bailey Poching
In 1970’s Auckland New Zealand, an immigrant family endeavors to give their story a fairytale ending.
FOLLOW ME HOME
Directed by Derek Felipe, Fa'avae Fa'avae, Michael Gray
When a young Pacific Islander boy, in search for his identity, grows up in a neighborhood clothed by gang violence and the tragic loss of his brother, finds peace, passion and purpose in a career in fashion.
E MĀLAMA PONO, WILLY BOY
Directed by Scott W. Kekama Amona
A Native Hawaiian police officer is forced to choose between supporting his family, upholding the law, and doing what is morally right…or PONO.