Section: Made In Hawai‘i

HIFF TALKS: THE PAU HANA YEARS IN CONVERSATION Presented by The ‘Ulu‘ulu Moving Image Archive

This event is FREE to attend and will be presented LIVE via the HIFF Facebook Page and the HIFF Youtube Channel. RSVP below to receive a direct link for the event. ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi presents a free online panel in tandem with the special presentation of THE PAU …

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RIVER OF SMALL GODS

River of Small Gods is a modern myth set on the island of O ªahu about a Hawai‘ian woman who is hired by a mysterious sculptor to take sacred stones from a riverbed.

TROUBLE IN PARADISE

TROUBLE IN PARADISE is a psychological thriller that follows a social media influencer (Grace Fulton – Shazam!, Shazam! Fury of the Gods) and her photographer (Ludi Lin – Mortal Combat, Aquaman) on a trip to Hawai‘i where she grows increasingly jealous of an emerging younger rival (Lou Lou Safran – Annabelle: Creation, Annabelle Comes Home). …

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WHEN YOU STOP RUNNING

“We’ll run, and you’ll be okay.” It’s hard enough to navigate your twenties, but there’s a completely different kind of isolation added when having a baby is added to the mix. After finding out she’s pregnant, Shyanne calls on an old friend to take her out running.

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NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of dedicated individuals work to prevent the spread and provide care to the homeless population of Honolulu.

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OUR MAKAWAO

The town of Makawao in upcountry Maui has a deeply colorful history. From a flourishing Native Hawai‘ian presence to early missionaries and immigrant labor; to cattle ranches, plantations, WWII, and rodeos, Makawao’s story is a fascinating reflection of the diversity of culture in Hawai‘i over the past 150 years. The quaint buildings still stand and …

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OUR WALKS IN HAWAI‘I

An intimate conversation between grandmother and granddaughter about life together and apart.

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KA HO‘I – THE RETURN

In “Ka Ho’i”, an aging Hawai‘ian War Veteran grapples with the nightmares of his past, and the even scarier thought of being forgotten as the world around him seems to leave him in the dust. One night, he hears a familiar voice calling him from the beach, and what he encounters is beyond anything he …

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LAST HAWAIIAN SUGAR

12-year-old Nua navigates the changing world using her connection to the land as Maui’s lone remaining ‘Big Sugar’ plantation shuts down and threatens her very way of life. A byproduct of migrant workers brought together decades ago, she struggles to reveal a deep secret to her mother on the final day of the mill’s operation.

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