- Shorts Programs
- 83 mins
Beyond pineapples and palm trees. These are the real stories from and about Hawai’i and its people. From the housing crisis to conservation to loss of land to water population, these films reflect the issues they face and the hopes and struggles of their daily lives and the future of their communities.
Folks thinking about booking a trip to Hawai’i, Kānakas missing the homeland, conservationists and environmentalists, anyone who lives on indigenous land (so, pretty much, all of us).
Community Partners: API Council
In this program
Directed by Scott W. Kekama Amona
A Native Hawaiian police officer is caught between his duty and his principles when he is sent to evict a settlement of unhoused Kānaka Maoli.
Directed by Daniel A. Kelin II
Told through the shadow puppets of Kānaka Maoli artist Meleanna Meyer, a Hawaiian tree snail struggles to survive as the very last of his species.
Directed by Tiare Ribeaux
A weaver navigates between survival and her connection to the ‘āina (land) when a mysterious rash grows on her body.
Directed by Alison Week & Liz Barney
At the final rodeo competition of the season, a fifth-generation wahine paniolo (Hawaiian cowgirl) and her daughter question what is the best path forward.