International Short Film Contest 48 ED. 2020
USA 2020 8' Animation
Kapaemahu reveals the hidden history of four large stones on Waikiki Beach and the mystical spirits within them.
DIRECTION: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu is a native Hawaiian teacher, cultural practitioner, composer and filmmaker who uses digital media to protect and perpetuate indigenous languages and traditions. She began her film work as a protagonist and educational advisor for the award winning documentaries Kumu Hina and A Place in the Middle, and received a National Education Association Human Rights Award, Native Hawaiian Educator of the year and White House Champion of Change for the ground breaking impact campaigns associated with those films. Hina produced the PBS/ARTE feature documentary Leitis in Waiting and award-winning short Lady Eva about her transgender sisters in the Kingdom of Tonga. Hina is also a transgender health advocate, and composer of “Ku Haaheo E Kuu Hawaii,” the internationally-known anthem for the protection of Mauna Kea.
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson are Emmy and GLAAD Award-winning filmmakers dedicated to telling stories that emanate from the voices of those who have to abandon their home country. Their work has been screened in the Berlin, Toronto and LA film festivals, on PBS and international broadcasts, and has been supported by Sundance, Ford, ITVS and Pacific Islanders in Communications. This is their fifth film in collaboration with Wong-Kalu.
|Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson. Kanaka Pakipika.|
|Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson.|
|Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole, Dan Golden.|
|Dan Golden, Shawn Pimental, Phil Perkins.|
|Narración: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu.|
|PIC Executive Management: Leanne Ferre.|