PACIFIC SHOWCASE

For many years, CAAMFest has partnered with Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC) to bring stories from the Pacific Islands to Bay Area audiences. We are thrilled to continue this legacy through our virtual festival. 2021 marks PIC’s 30th anniversary and we celebrate their rich legacy of impact telling stories and making positive change in the world.

In this program


ONE VOICE + LET’S REMEMBER OUR ANCESTORS (TA HASSO I MANAINA)

Directed by Lisette Marie Flanary

CAAMFest is thrilled to rescreen CAAMFest Alum, Lisette Marie Flanary’s beautiful and touching documentary, ONE VOICE.

FAMILY INGREDIENTS

Directed by Ty Sanga

Family Ingredients follows a beloved food memory or family recipe from a Hawaiʻi home to its origin.

MAHALO COVID-19

Directed by Matt Yamashita

When a filmmaker and his small island community take on the pandemic, they unsuspectingly find a clearer path towards self-reliance and a stronger connection to each other and nature.

HAWAIIAN SOUL

Directed by ‘Āina Paikai

Based on the life of George Helm, the Hawaiian activist and musician takes it upon himself to persuade…

DISTANT LEARNING

Directed by Elena GK Rapu, Sergio M. Rapu

A Rapanui filmmaker and father living in the American Midwest never imagined he would lose his ability to return to the land of his ancestors.

HOW TO CATCH A TAOTAOMONA

Directed by Neil Tinkman

As Raph wanders through the jungles behind his house, he encounters a human figure that resembles the taotaomona, an ancestral spirit from Chamorro mythology.

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