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KAI HALIʻA (SEA OF MEMORY)

Directed by Angelique Kalani Axelrode

Cast: Brigitte Leilani Axelrode, Kalikopuanoheaokalani Aiu, Trisha Hattie Perreira-Axelrode

In the abstract realm of memory, a diasporic Kānaka struggles to connect with their family and lover. By engaging with their moʻokūʻauhau (genealogy) and calling on their kūpuna (ancestors) and ke kai (ocean), they are able to cope with buried trauma and come back to themselves.

Seeing memory as an intricate ʻupena (net) of both intangible and tangible threads of reality, intertwined with visceral feelings that intimately connect us with our kūpuna (ancestors) and the ʻāina (land), the art of remembering brings us back to our core.

CREDITS
Writer: Angelique Kalani Axelrode, ʻIhilani Lasconia
Producer: Tiare Ribeaux, Kiki Rivera
Executive Producer: Angelique Kalani Axelrode, Kawika Hoke, Bryan Spicer, Sight and Sounds Productions
Director of Photography: Vincent Bercasio
Editor: Amanda Moy
2nd unit Editor: Sancia Miala Shiba Nash
Production Designer: Tiare Ribeaux
Composer: Gladstone Butler
Sound Designer: Gladstone Butler
Music: Gladstone Butler

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