06-24 November 2019



Pacific Showcase
Aaron Schnobrich

United States

2018 / 13’ / Hawaii Premiere / English
First feature

Short film


Angelica’s life is a healing process. She is a survivor of sex trafficking and through a brief glimpse into her healing process we see a mother, grandmother, and advocate who desperately wants to complete the journey of recovery and build a strong, loving family. Angelica recounts the horrors of her abuse and the physical impact it had on her life. The entire story is underpinned by visits to the orthodontist office to fix teeth that were knocked out by a pimp. Smoking meth to numb the pain led to extensive tooth decay. As Angelica navigates motherhood she is nagged by moments of uncertainty and fear stemming from the abuse and psychological manipulation she endured for years. Angelica’s teeth are a reminder of her addiction, abuse, and the pain she is constantly overcoming. One step after another Angelica heals from her past and advocates for a future free from child exploitation. In her words, “Three things have replaced my misery, Faith, Hope, and Aloha … and the greatest of these is Aloha”.

Monday 11 20:00 - 22:17Regal Dole Cannery 18
Tuesday 12 15:00 - 17:17Regal Dole Cannery 14
DirectorAaron Schnobrich.
CinematographerAaron Schnobrich.
EditorMichael Goodier.
MusicTyler Strickland.

Producers...Ciara Lacy, Aaron Schnobrich

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