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March 5, 2016 5:00 PM
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Theme: The Way of Aloha
Opening this screening session will be a live performance by the Ka Pa Hula I Mana hula ensemble of Palm Springs.
Hawaiian/Maori/South Pacific Islander Films – United States, Shorts, 58 minutes
Lahaina Noon – United States, Short, 2014, 15 minutes
Three stories woven together reflect on a traditional Hawaiian belief that when the sun passes directly overhead, an annual event, our shadow goes back into our body and gives us extra spiritual power or mana.
Director: Christopher Kahunahana (Kanaka Maoli/Native Hawaiian)
INC’d – Aotearoa New Zealand, Short Drama, 2014, 16 minutes
INC’d is a tale about living within two worlds – the modern day business world and the traditional ways of one’s Maori ancestors. Which will win?
Director: Darren Simmonds
Producer: Rob Mokaraka (Maori)
Coral – Western Samoa/Aotearoa New Zealand/Italy, Short Drama, 2014, 15 minutes
Trespassing on a forbidden coral lagoon, a young Samoan man makes a shocking discovery. Its consequences will be determined by the struggle between his conscience and his cowardice.
Director: Giacomo Martelli
Producer: Fulmacino Aloalli Alex Wright (Samoan)
Rolling Down Like Pele – United States, Short Drama, 2004, 4 minutes
Mixing animation and live action footage, Rolling Down Like Pele explores the world of traditional hula and chant. Lush oil paintings, water colors and pencil drawings illuminate sections of three Hawaiian dances in unique and surprising ways.
Director: Laura Margulies
Kumu Hina (A Place in the Middle) – United States, Short Documentary, 2014, 25 minutes
Eleven-year-old Ho'onani dreams of leading the hula troupe at her inner-city Honolulu school. The only trouble is that the group is just for boys. But her teacher understands exactly what it is like to be “in the middle.”
Director: Dean Hamer
Writer: Hina Wong-Kalu (Kanaka Maoli/Native Hawaiian)
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