BlackStar Film Festival

Standing Above the Clouds

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Content warning: Discussion of suicide


Accessibility: Closed captions available

When the massive Thirty Meter Telescope is proposed to be built on Mauna Kea, an uprising of kiaʻi (protectors) in Hawaiʻi and around the world dedicate their lives to protecting the sacred mountain from destruction. Through the lens of mothers and daughters in three Native Hawaiʻian families, Standing Above the Clouds explores intergenerational healing and the impacts of safeguarding cultural traditions.

  • Runtime
    83 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Hawaiian Kingdom
  • Premiere
    East Coast
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  • Director
    Jalena Keane-Lee
  • Screenwriter
    AMBER ESPINOSA-JONES, ERIN LAU, JALENA KEANE-LEE
  • Producer
    AMBER ESPINOSA-JONES, ERIN LAU, JALENA KEANE-LEE
  • Executive Producer
    JESS DEVANEY, ANYA ROUS, RUTH ANN HARNISCH
  • Co-Producer
    PUA CASE
  • Cast
    JALENA KEANE-LEE
  • Cinematographer
    JALENA KEANE-LEE
  • Editor
    DIANA DIROY
  • Production Design
    T.J. KEANU TARIO
  • Composer
    T.J. KEANU TARIO
  • Sound Design
    MICAH GARRIDO