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.

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.

TOKYO HULA

Directed by Lisette Marie Flanary

TOKYO HULA explores the explosive popularity of the hula dance in Japan from both Native Hawaiian and Japanese perspectives.

FOR MY FATHER’S KINGDOM

Directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti, Vea Mafileo

For country, family, and a place in heaven. It’s a long walk to redemption.

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