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Daughters of the Ocean presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Pacific Islanders In Communications (PIC), these films honor years of PIC funding to continue storytelling traditions through media. From Hawaii to Samoa, to Southern California to Aotearoa; these stories reflect the generosity of the waters that connect the Pasifika diaspora. These "Daughters of the Ocean" bring that generosity and love to every aspect of their lives.


The mission of Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is to support, advance, and develop Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges. In keeping with the mission, PIC helps Pacific Islander stories reach national audiences through funding support for productions, training and education, broadcast services, and community outreach. Learn more at piccom.org

A young multi-racial Native Hawaiian woman sets out to discover the meaning of her lengthy Hawaiian name that was given to her by her estranged schizophrenic mother. She discovers not only herself within the name, but gains a whole new perspective on the idea of sanity and how cultural differences can muddle its definition.

  • Year
    2013
  • Runtime
    57 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Christen Hepuakoa Marquez
  • Producer
    Christen Hepuakoa Marquez