PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS

Through a partnership with Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC), every festival CAAMFest celebrates new Hawaiian and Pacific Islander storytellers through our Pacific Showcase program. In this shorts program, you will find four fresh stories that range from documentaries to narratives. From folklore to the pandemic, the diversity of stories is sure to impress.

Co-Presenter: Hawai’i Art Alliance

In this program


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.

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.

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.