Local Sightings Film Festival 2022

He Hawai'i Au w/ Artist Spotlight: Kanani Koster

Expired September 26, 2022 6:59 AM
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Childhood trauma causes a Native Hawaiian woman to leave Hawai'i and reinvent herself in Seattle. Can she come to terms with her identity when past and present start to collide? Co-presented with Seattle Asian American Film Festival!

Watch this program in person at NWFF, Sep. 24 at 8:45pm. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes and Individual Tickets are available!

⚠️ Please note: NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Read full Covid policies here.

Eric and Chris, Kanaka Maoli brothers raised on the mainland, have always managed to find trouble when together. With their latest scheme and longtime dream of retiring on the Islands, their bond is tested as kāne (men) and keiki (kids).

  • Year
  • Runtime
    9 minutes
  • Language
    English, Hawaiian, with English closed captions
  • Country
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Kanani Koster
  • Screenwriter
    Kanani Koster, Efrem Peter
  • Producer
    Travis Baron
  • Cast
    Alex Ah Yat, Kama'ehu Kaula, Boris Wilmott, Andre Stone
  • Cinematographer
    Efrem Peter
  • Sound Design
    Kai Pacifico