From an astronaut spitting at the apocalypse to a young thief safeguarding the Hawaiian flag, these shorts span the intimacies of imperialism, futurism, and tourism from some of the most exciting Hawaiian filmmakers today.
Admission includes a special pre-screening reception from 4:30PM–6:00PM.
A thrilling counter-narrative set during the days of the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and US annexation. A thief is recruited to swap the Hawaiian flag right under the nose of Hawaii’s occupiers.
As idyllic Hawaiian songs reveal hidden resistance, a taxi dance hall sets the stage for a tense encounter between a beautiful singer and a haunting returned soldier with a few dance tickets to spend.
When a son returns from prison unannounced, he surprises his father digging an imu pit to celebrate his return and summons the sheer force of what remains unspoken.
Experimental and featuring the poetry of Wayne Kaumualiʻi Westlake, a traumatized janitor surrounded by the tourism of Waikiki turns to biting poetry to keep from going insane.
Set in rural Hawai’i, Mahina is faced with a difficult decision when she realizes her beloved pit bull is just a tool for her dad to win money in dogfights.
While painful memories play back of a family rift during his last night on Earth, a Hawaiian astronaut must save the world.