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This program include six (6) short films! Please click through the films on the right to see details about each one.

KAMA’ĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND) - Winner, Special Jury Award for Storytelling

A queer sixteen-year-old girl, Mahina, resides in the predominantly Native Hawaiʻian neighborhood of Wai’anae, Oahu. After suffering abuse from her stepfather, Mahina must navigate life on the streets, until she eventually finds refuge at the Pu’uhonua o Wai’anae – Hawaiʻi’s largest organized homeless encampment.

Director's Bio:

Kimi Howl Lee is a writer and director from New York City, and is a graduate of Stanford University's Film and Media Studies program. Kimi began her career as a Story Editor curating short-form content for Snapchat Inc., before transitioning full time to filmmaking. Kimi’s feature script, MOUTH, won the grand prize for Best Narrative Feature in the 2015 BlueCat Screenwriting Competition. She also wrote and directed SUGAR, a short proof of concept, which had a successful festival run and was a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. Kimi was most recently staffed on the Amazon Studios + Blossom Films drama series THE EXPATRIATES, based off the NYTimes best-selling novel. She is currently a story editor on Netflix's LOCKE AND KEY. Kimi is repped by UTA and Kaplan Perrone, and was a participant in Film Independent’s 2019 Episodic Lab.

  • Runtime
    17 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Oregon Premiere
  • Director
    Kimi Howl Lee
  • Screenwriter
    Kimi Howl Lee
  • Producer
    Anastasia Solovieva, Sabina Friedman-Seitz
  • Executive Producer
    Conor May, Natalé Olsen, Kimi Howl Lee
  • Cast
    Malia Kamalani Soon, Twinkle Borge, Sabina Friedman-Seitz
  • Cinematographer
    Scott Ray
  • Editor
    Evita Yuepu Zhou