Section: Student Showcase

ROULETTE ROULETTE

On the internet, we often find someone getting bullied (or praised) by a group of anonymous people. People take the actual living person in the real world to Facebook and Instagram to objectify the person. The objectified, criticized or complimented, could get torn apart in the process. For the anonymous, this is simply a pastime. …

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AVERAGE

What happens if you’re just average?

BURNOUT.

As the school year comes to a close, a high school student finds themselves struggling under the rising tide of deadlines.

CLOSING THE DISTANCE

It’s 2022 and the COVID pandemic has forced the continuation of online school indefinitely. Kayla, a shy, neurotic, awkward and recently relocated student, dreams of achieving a normal high school social life despite the challenges of a global pandemic and new school environment.

HOMESICK

A teenage boy embarks on a journey alone from South Korea to America to study abroad. During his journey, he faces the feeling of reminiscing about his past, feeling isolated and distant from his memories. Thus, the feeling of being homesick.

MALASADA COUPLE

A couple who makes malasadas in central Maui and the importance of keeping the old traditions while making them.

PERSPECTIVE

A day in the life of a second grader named Christopher Flores.

MĀLAMALAMA – LIGHT OF KNOWLEDGE

This film follows a young Native Hawaiian woman as she shares common struggles related to reproductive justice, as well as her personal experiences. She reflects on the isolation she felt, as well as the hope that came when she realized that there were people and organizations available to help her. She also encourages the audiences …

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DROWNING

This short film portraying the multiple crises facing our ocean was created by three students in Maui Huliau Foundation’s Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club during the 2020-21 school year.

SEA CREATURES STRIKE BACK

This film was produced during Maui Huliau Foundation’s fall 2019 youth filmmaking program. In this news broadcast parody, various sea creatures “strike back” against humans by subjecting them to the same problems that humans cause in the marine environment.

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