HANA HOU: HIFF43 AWARD WINNING SHORTS

HIFF presents a special Hana Hou screening of the HIFF43 Made In Hawai‘i Award Winners.

 

HŌKŪLE‘A: FINDING THE LANGUAGE OF THE NAVIGATOR (HIFF43 Made in Hawai‘i Grand Jury Award for Best Feature): In 2006, master navigator Nainoa Thompson sailed with cultural anthropologist Wade Davis to discuss the art of wayfinding — and they only scratched the surface. Fifteen years later, the two explorers contemplate the mysteries of traditional navigation and a future inspired by the language of the navigator.

 

AIKĀNE (HIFF43 Made in Hawai‘i Grand Jury Award for Best Short): A valiant island warrior, wounded in battle against foreign invaders, falls deep into a mysterious underwater world. Everything changes when the octopus who rescues him transforms into a handsome young man.

 

KALA (HIFF43 Made in Hawai‘i Jury Award Honorable Mention): On the remote Hawaiian Island of Moloka‘i, two estranged brothers reluctantly set out to catch a kala fish at the request of their dying father, allowing them to express long-held feelings in an attempt to heal the deep hurt that substance abuse has brought to their family.

 

Q&A with Filmmakers in Attendance


Presented in Multiple Parts

AIKĀNE

A valiant island warrior, wounded in battle against foreign invaders, falls into a mysterious underwater world...
14 min | Daniel Sousa, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson | | RETURN ENGAGEMENT | English
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HŌKŪLE’A: FINDING THE LANGUAGE OF THE NAVIGATOR

In 2006, cultural anthropologist Wade Davis sailed with master navigator Nainoa Thompson to learn about the ar...
40 min | Ty Sanga | | RETURN ENGAGEMENT | English
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KALA

Throw-net fishing is a long practiced art in Hawaii that is passed down between generations. It is a style of ...
20 min | Matt Yamashita | | RETURN ENGAGEMENT | English
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