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ANCESTORS

Film ANCESTORS Directed by Emilio J. Virata, Jr. Reflections on Ancestry are expressed in this poem put to film.

ASIAN BITCHES SPEAK

Film ASIAN BITCHES SPEAK Directed by Janet Chen (Ma) After generations of cultural silence, years of pandemic anxiety, and one anti-Asian hate crime, queer filmmaker Janet and…

FORTUNE COOKIE

Film FORTUNE COOKIE Directed by Fu Yang A fortune-cookie-head crumbles himself, piece by piece in order to keep devouring creatures out of his way...
Documentary Features

HEAVEN RAIN FLOWS SWEETLY

Film HEAVEN RAIN FLOWS SWEETLY Directed by Shasha Li After wildfires force her to leave her home in Oregon, filmmaker Shasha reconnects with the rituals and the…
Pacific Cinewaves

HŌKŪELʻA: FINDING THE LANGUAGE OF THE NAVIGATOR

Film HŌKŪELʻA: FINDING THE LANGUAGE OF THE NAVIGATOR Directed by Ty Sanga Renowned navigator Nainoa Thompson and Wade Davis examine the mysteries of traditional wayfinding.

INTO THE EMERALD SEA

Film INTO THE EMERALD SEA Directed by Asuka Lin Suzu emerges from the ocean after a long disappearance, reuniting with their grandmother - who has reincarnated into a sea turtle.
Pacific Cinewaves

KAI HALIʻA (SEA OF MEMORY)

Film KAI HALIʻA (SEA OF MEMORY) Directed by Angelique Kalani Axelrode Through layers of space, time and memory across the ocean and ʻāina (land) on Maui, a diasporic Kānaka…
Cinema Musica

KALYAN

Film KALYAN Directed by Adnan Hussain Kalyan is an animated short film about the wonders of the universe, the pain of separation and what…
Pacific Cinewaves

KŪKINI

Film KŪKINI Directed by Mitchel Merrick In 1790 Hawaiʻi, an elite warrior must leave his family behind when sent on a deadly mission to…

QUEERFULLY DEPARTED

Film QUEERFULLY DEPARTED Directed by Trent Nakamura A beyond the grave love story between a patient and her gynecologist.
Cinema Musica

SLOW DOWN – ALANMICHAEL FEATURING DAWN RICHARD

Film SLOW DOWN – ALANMICHAEL FEATURING DAWN RICHARD Directed by Vanessa Marzaroli Slow Down transports us to a distant realm, offering a visual journey of resilience and self-discovery, portraying a…

SPECIAL CAMP

Film SPECIAL CAMP Directed by Teresa Takaki Matsushima Special Camp, for the Asian American developmentally disabled, celebrates its 50th year in 2024.
Cinema Musica

UNDOCUFORCE BY SOULTREE

Film UNDOCUFORCE BY SOULTREE Directed by Josef Akira Expressions of Asian Pacific Healing and Martial Arts weave and dance beautifully between the artist, Soultree, and their…

WINDHORSE

Film WINDHORSE Directed by Sunil Gurung Sonam and his estranged son Karma journey to ancestral monasteries in the mountains to light butter lamps in…