Out of State

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OUT OF STATE
ACADEMY CINEMA AUCKLAND 4 PM SATURDAY JULY 7

Director Ciara Lacy 2017 84 min US / Hawaii

Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence.

It's from this unlikely setting that David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to prove to themselves and to their families that this experience has changed them forever, David and Hale struggle with the hurdles of life as formerly incarcerated men, asking the question: can you really go home again?

OUT OF STATE is preceded by the following short film:

“PRAISE SONG FOR OCEANIA”
Justyn Ah Chong (Olonā Media) 2017 5 mins United States

"Praise Song for Oceania" is a video poem about the ecologies, histories, politics, economies, and the cultures of the Ocean. Poem is written by Chamorro poet Craig Santos Perez and video was created by Hawaiian filmmaker Justyn Ah Chong of Olonā Media.