Onipaʻa is a story about Liʻi, who during the pandemic finds himself being the lone caretaker of a kalo farm or loʻi as everyone else has lost interest in the long standing cultural art. With news of the loʻi being leveled, Liʻi looks to his son to be the caretaker of the next generation, yet like many his son has also lost interest. Liʻi must then look within himself to over come his prejudice and share his cultural art towards a young caucasian boy named James.

Plays with: ACM UHM Showcase

This film produced as part of the Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Online Access

Access Window: November 4, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: Limited Virtual, Virtual, Hale Virtual Festival
Only Accessible from: USA

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Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Dyllon Ching
CASTJarod Bailon, Ione Goodhue, Isaiah Kainoa, Perry Kainoa, Angelica Quinn, Ziya Quinn, Austin Tucker, Aden Tyler

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: Hawai‘i Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 12 Minutes


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