Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2021

Looking Past Paradise: Shorts From Hawai'i

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Available March 4, 2021 8:01 AM UTC
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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

THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE explores the creative process of Hative Hawaiian slam poet Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio as she calls to protect sacred sites atop Maunakea through her work. The connections formed between this specific place and her artistic practice illustrate the spiritual and cultural impact of Hawaiian land. (Content Warning: State Violence)

  • Year
  • Runtime
    12 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Seattle Premiere
  • Director
    Ciara Lacy
  • Cast
    Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio