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MADE IN HAWAII SHORTS

Various Directors | 94 mins.

Screenings

Sunday, November 20 12:00 PM Hilo Palace Theater Date Passed
Saturday, November 12 12:30 PM Regal Kapolei Date Passed
Saturday, November 19 12:00 PM Kauai Waimea Theater Date Passed
Friday, November 11 6:00 PM Dole Cannery A Date Passed
Sunday, November 13 10:45 AM Dole Cannery C Date Passed
 

Films

HOLDOUT

HOLDOUT

Directed by: Brian L. Tan "BLT"
2016 | 23 min. | Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

HOLDOUT is a World War II film loosely based on the true story of Hiro Onoda, the last ever Japanese Holdout who kept on fighting after the war and only surrendered in 1975. Our story follows a Japanese soldier in a similar predicament and the conflict that ensues when he encounters an American backpacker who steps on a landmine set by him.

LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION

LEAF MINERS: A NOTE FROM THE EDGE OF CONSERVATION

Directed by: Chris Johns
2016 | 10 min. | Premiere: International Premiere
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An exploration into the quiet lives of Philodoria micromoths, whose caterpillars are so small that they live inside the leaves of their Hawaiian host plants. This type of caterpillar is called a leaf miner because it eats by tunneling between the layers of their leaf homes, eventually emerging as a miniature moth no larger than an eyelash. Philodoria only occur in Hawai‘i and recent research suggests that, like many other Hawaiian insects, they are threatened with extinction. This film takes a look at one corner of environmental conservation work and why some say it’s important to preserve even the smallest of organisms, like microscopic moths.

THE BONE OF A WHALE

THE BONE OF A WHALE

Directed by: Phillips Payson
2015 | 16 min. | Premiere: World Premiere
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The lives of two beach drifters are interrupted by the discovery of a mysterious bone.

MIRAGE

MIRAGE

Directed by: Vilsoni Hereniko, Garin Nugroho
2016 | 14 min. | Premiere: Encore Presentation

A King sends his daughter in disguise to seduce the man he cannot kill and bring him back to the palace so they can all live together as one happy family. But when she falls in love with the King's enemy, the King has to come up with an alternate plan. Will he succeed?

PHASES OF MAHINA

PHASES OF MAHINA

Directed by: Olivia Hampson
2015 | 16 min. | Premiere: World Premiere
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A young Hawaiian woman struggles with family, cultural relevance, and the temptations of the modern world.

HO'OMAU

HO'OMAU

Directed by: Kenji Doughty
2016 | 15 min. | Premiere: World Premiere
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In the wake of a significant migratory period in ancient Hawai`i, a young woman fights for survival against a native chief determined to eradicate all newcomers.