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Showing up, being heard, speaking truth to power. From fighting for the protection of indigenous lands and sacred spaces in the South Pacific and in Wet'suwet'en territory, to organized protests in the streets of Hong Kong, to standing up against ICE agents in Texas, the shorts in this block--including STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS, INVASION: THE UNIST’OT’EN’S FIGHT FOR SOVEREIGNTY, DO NOT SPLIT, and THE DAY THEY TOOK MY FATHER--collectively show us what resistance looks like.

Runtime: 69 minutes

Standing Above the Clouds follows Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists as they stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea from the building of the world’s largest telescope. The film follows the stories of each woman through a crucial journey of self and collective empowerment, while facing the complexities of raising their daughters and families through this time and putting their bodies on the line to protect their revered and divine mountain, Mauna Kea.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    English, Hawaiian
  • Country
    USA, Hawaiian Kingdom
  • Premiere
    Southern US
  • Director
    Jalena Keane-Lee
  • Screenwriter
    Jalena Keane-Lee, Diana Diroy
  • Producer
    Amber Espinosa-Jones, Pua Case
  • Cinematographer
    Jalena Keane-Lee
  • Editor
    Diana Diroy