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PACIFIC CINEWAVES: ISLAND HOME

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A.

An additional Pacific Cinewaves Shorts offering, this program is anchored by 2 different explorations of home. Follow the summer journey of a 15-year-old on Rapa Nui; who is torn between his father’s dreams of him becoming a folk artist and his own personal connection to the sea.Then travel to 1790 Hawaiʻi, to meet an elite warrior who must leave his family behind to embark on a deadly mission to report on the bloody war waged by Kamehameha against Maui.

In this program


KŪKINI

Directed by Mitchel Merrick

In 1790 Hawaiʻi, an elite warrior must leave his family behind when sent on a deadly mission to report on the bloody war waged by Kamehameha against Maui.

MARAHORO

Directed by Sofía Rodríguez Pizero

Marahoro is a 15-year-old Rapa-Nui boy who finds in an ancient holler the strength to confront his father’s harshness and pursue his calling from the voices of the sea.