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HO'OMAU

Directed by: Kenji Doughty 2016 | 15 min.

Section: Made in Hawaii Shorts

Premiere: World Premiere

Countries: United States

Languages: Hawaiian, with English subtitles

Genres: Action, Adventure, History


Synopsis

In the wake of a significant migratory period, a young chief, fueled by rage and resentment, sets out to rid his home of the newcomers who have populated his homeland.

Synopsis - In the wake of a significant migratory period in ancient Hawai`i, some have arrived to find abundance, assimilation and peace, while others have found only rejection and war. Anchored in the belief that integration will only bring suffering for their people, a young chief and his followers set out to rid their district of newcomers.

Lehua, a daring yet spiteful young girl who has lost her home in the chaos of war, hides out in a cave with her mother and infant brother. She longs to be outside their shelter fighting the sinister dangers that lurk beyond the cave. But when her grandfather returns wounded, Lehua will soon find herself at the forefront of the struggle between life and death and will be forced to make the most difficult decision of her life.

Screenings

Friday, November 11 6:00 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS HOLDOUT
LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION
THE BONE OF A WHALE
MIRAGE
PHASES OF MAHINA
Saturday, November 12 12:30 PM Regal Kapolei Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS HOLDOUT
LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION
THE BONE OF A WHALE
MIRAGE
PHASES OF MAHINA
Sunday, November 13 10:45 AM Dole Cannery C Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS HOLDOUT
LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION
THE BONE OF A WHALE
MIRAGE
PHASES OF MAHINA
Saturday, November 19 12:00 PM Kauai Waimea Theater Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS HOLDOUT
LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION
THE BONE OF A WHALE
MIRAGE
PHASES OF MAHINA
Sunday, November 20 12:00 PM Hilo Palace Theater Date Passed
Plays with:  MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS HOLDOUT
LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION
THE BONE OF A WHALE
MIRAGE
PHASES OF MAHINA

Cast & Crew

Director Kenji Doughty
Producer Yamato Cibulka, Brian Keaulana, Vince Keala Lucero, Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier, Ty Sanga
Cast Kala Alexander, Paula Fuga, Keala Kahuanui-Paleka, Ocean Kaowili, Ha Keaulana, Hio Pelesasa
Cinematographer Ryan Miyamoto
Editor Kenji Doughty
Writer Kenji Doughty