FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

COVER TRACK (Shorts Program)

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Whether gay, trans, intersex, or nonbinary, it is important to live one's most authentic life.


Whether gay, trans, intersex, or nonbinary it is important to live one's most authentic life. In the first short, four ancient extraordinary individuals of male and female spirit bring the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii and challenge traditional Western ideas of gender. In another short, Mya must decide what it takes to be herself. Lucho, a 13-year-old trans boy, doesn't usually share much time with his father. When he goes on vacation, their relationship is put to the test.


Shorts Program Duration: 57 minutes


Themes: Identity, living life on own terms, self-determination and courage, GLBTQIA stories.


Language: This program is presented in English, Olelo Niihau, and Spanish with English subtitles.


Content Advisory: This program contains coarse language.


Geoblocking Notice: This program is only available in the Chicagoland area.

KAPAEMAHU (Short Film)


Synopsis: "Kapaemahu" reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary spirits within them. Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of both male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. The stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden – until now. Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, "Kapaemahu" brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation.


Program Type: School Program and Public Program – Groups of 12+ tickets CLICK HERE for Group Reservation Form


Geoblocking Notice: This film is only available in the Chicagoland area.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    9 minutes
  • Language
    Olelo Niihau with English subtitles
  • Country
    USA
  • Premiere
    Chicago
  • Director
    Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer
  • Producer
    Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu