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Directed by Bryson Nihipali

Cast: Chastity Aranda, David Kahiliaulani Kuhia Sr., Elizabeth Hosea Kaio Kuhia, Elizabeth Mahealani Kuhia Nihipali, Hosea Pele Kaio, Jason Kuhia, Keana Nihipali, Kekela Miller, Lucy Kekela Mokuiki Kaio, Paulina Tenari, Thomas Nihipali

“Ke Ala” traces the story of a Native Hawaiian family spread out between the Hawaiian islands and the US continent. Featuring both VHS and high-resolution footage, the film acts as an intimate family portrait and explores themes of remembrance and connection, considering the ways we carry the memories of those who have come before us and maintain strong bonds with our loved ones. Constructed around interviews filmed in Hawaii and California, the film examines the ways that family members living in diaspora stay connected to their culture and each other while living an ocean away from their ancestral land.

Writer: Bryson Nihipali
Producer: Bryson Nihipali & Visual Communications
Executive Producer: Bryson Nihipali
Director of Photography: Rahzizi Ishakarah
Editor: Bryson Nihipali
Camera Operator: Olivia Anderson, Brayden Tenari
Boom Operator: Weston Nihipali-Limutau
Sound Design: Will Byun
Colorist: Bryson Nihipali


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Sat, May 11
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