Pasifika Shorts

Toa`ipuapuagā strength in suffering

Toa`ipuapuagā strength in suffering

PASIFIKA SHORTS

Kahungunu Marae 8 pm Friday May 31

Kaumakaiwa

Kaumakaiwa

Kaumakaiwa

Director Bradley Tangonan, Producer Darrin Kaneshiro, 3 minutes, United States, Documentary, Short

Kumu Hula Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole demonstrates how hula and oli, or chanting, connects her to the land and the spirits therein. Cast: Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole

Toa`ipuapuagā strength in suffering

Toa`ipuapuagā strength in suffering

Toa`ipuapuagā strength in suffering

Director Vea Mafile`o, Writer Vea Mafile`o, Producer Vea Mafile`o, 10 minutes, New Zealand, Documentary

When a young Samoan woman is stricken with bleeding stigmata during an Easter church service, she must face both adoration and condemnation from her deeply religious island community while struggling to maintain life as a wife and mother.

Hae Hawai’i

Hae Hawai’i

Hae Hawaiʻi

Director Ty Sanga, Writer Oliver Evangalista, Producer Caleb Lucero, Greg Doi, Ty Sanga, 17 minutes, United States, Short

In 1893, the Hawaiian monarchy is illegally overthrown. A group of elites secretly enlist a young man to steal the Hawaiian flag on Annexation Day. Cast: Henry Ian Cusick, Kekoa Kekumano, Moses Goods

Our Father

Director Esther Mauga, 19 minutes, New Zealand 

A family lives with the torment of their father.

The Messiah

The Messiah

The Messiah

Director Vela Manusaute, Writer Vela Manusaute, Producer Sandra Kailahi, 15 minutes, New Zealand, Short

A young runaway finds refuge with a 17 year-old self proclaimed Messiah in a South Auckland garage only to discover that true salvation is in his own hands. Cast: Iavana Seuala, Haanz Fa'avae Jackson, Daya Sao Mafiti, Hector Jack Manusaute, Anapela Polataivao, Albert Heimuli, Kevin Kuresa