Genre: Documentary

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.

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UNEMPLOYMENT HOTLINE

Unemployment Hotline Is a deeply personal look into people’s experience with unemployment and isolation during this global pandemic. With busy phone lines and rising unemployment numbers, millions of Americans were unheard in this crisis. In an effort to change that, this film set up an unemployment hotline where people could call in and leave their …

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WE CAME BACK FOR YOU

We Came Back for You is a film poem based on a poem by the same name by Satsuki Ina, a psychotherapist and activist who is one of the featured “heroes” in the exhibition, Transcendients: Heroes at Borders. The film features Ina reciting her poem over a montage of photographs of her during and after …

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WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE RAINBOW STATE

Jinyoung Lee Won, a Korean-American journalist, explores the inspiring history of Koreans in Hawai‘i. One hundred and two Koreans landed in Hawai‘i on January 13, 1903. This small and forlorn group made incredible sacrifices for their children and their motherland, and started the influx of Korean culture and heritage on the Hawai‘ian Islands. This 20 …

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YELLO

In this colorful and moving animated documentary, a woman takes us through her emotional process after a racist encounter at the airport, offering an honest look at fear and connection in an era marked by uncertainty.

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TANAGOKORO: A CULINARY PORTRAIT

When Japanese chef Yoshinori Ishii is dismayed by the quality of fish in London, he takes it upon himself to investigate why. Through skill, ethics and passion, he sparks a fish revolution in the United Kingdom.

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NO PLACE LIKE KASAMA

fNo one expects to open their first dream restaurant during a global pandemic. This film is an intimate, real-time look into the journey of chefs Genie Kwon and Tim Flores throughout 2020, after they leave fine dining to pursue their undying dream of opening a Filipino neighborhood spot – all while COVID-19 decimates the hospitality …

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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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