Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2021

Looking Past Paradise: Shorts From Hawai'i

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Increased accessibility to filmmaking tools because of digitization has allowed storytellers from marginalized communities to express their truths. This showcase allows us the privilege to see how the filmmaking community in Hawai’i has leveraged digital democratization in order to shatter the veneer of tourism and reveal the truths that affect the Nation of Hawai’i. These stories are spoken from the hearts and souls of Asian Pacific Americans with a tender ferocity that is true to native Hawai’i.


Co-presented by U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle and Hawaiian International Film Festival

A wayward young man, recently released from prison, struggles to reconnect with his son and Hawaiian heritage through a conversation outside his son's school. (Content Warning: Incarceration)

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    9 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    PNW Premiere
  • Note
    Open Captions
  • Director
    Alika Maikau
  • Cast
    Holden Mandrial-Santos, Austin Tucker, Danielle Zalopany