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PHASES OF MAHINA

Directed by: Olivia Hampson 2015 | 16 min.

Section: Made in Hawaii Shorts

Premiere: World Premiere

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Drama, Self-discovery, Women


Synopsis

Mahina is a young Hawaiian woman who lives with her brother on the outskirts of Honolulu. Her ties to the cultural past and family drive her interest in traditional arts like pounding kapa cloth and connect her to the mythology and religion of ancient Hawaiian people, including the moon goddess Hina, for whom she is named. Mahina works in a hotel as a housekeeper, breaking the monotony of each day by staying grounded to the aina, her art, and her cultural roots. Her brother, Makoa, is a dysfunctional adult unable to hold a job or maintain a relationship with the mother of his child. He relies on Mahina for both financial stability and emotional support. Their relationship and Mahina’s conflicting pressures culminate when she makes a decision to attend a party on the day of her niece’s concert.

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
HO'OMAU
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
HO'OMAU
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
HO'OMAU
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
HO'OMAU
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
HO'OMAU

Cast & Crew

Director Olivia Hampson
Producer Milo Finnegan-Money, Parker Hampson, Olivia Hampson, Kathleen McArdle, Moira McArdle
Cast Justin Chrzanowski, Jordan Salud, Julia Fae Sanders, Alex Savusa
Cinematographer Milo Finnegan-Money
Editor Olivia Hampson
Writer Olivia Hampson