AS WE RISE SHORTS

These two shorts showcase new and exciting voices from the Pacific Islands.

Program includes exclusive Q&A with selected filmmakers.

In this program


STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS

Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee

Activists made up of mothers and daughters come together to protect Mauna Kea from the proposed construction of the world’s largest telescope on the summit of the sacred mountain.

MO’O

Directed by Anela Ling

Kekoa is a rebellious teen hell-bent on ignoring the death of his mother until his younger cousin, Mika, decides to intervene. Upon seeing a lizard next to the portrait of his recently deceased aunt and thinking it a reincarnation of her, Mika is compelled to prove the existence of ghosts.

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