Directed by: Ciara Lacy 2017 | 79 min.

Section: HIFF Spring Showcase

Premiere: Return Engagement


A multi-award winner at HIFF 2017, the Festival is proud to present a “Hana Hou” screening of OUT OF STATE, which won both the Documentary Audience Award and the Made in Hawaii Award last November.

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?



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Cast & Crew

Director Ciara Lacy
Producer Ciara Lacy, Beau Bassett
Cinematographer Chapin Hall
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