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PACIFIC SHOWCASE SHORTS

Various Directors | 117 mins.

Screenings

Tuesday, November 08 8:15 PM Dole Cannery E Date Passed
Friday, November 11 12:30 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed
 

Films

MAISA, THE CHAMORU GIRL WHO SAVES GUÅHAN

MAISA, THE CHAMORU GIRL WHO SAVES GUÅHAN

Directed by: Michael Q. Ceballos
2015 | 35 min. | Premiere: Hawaii Special Screening
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Based on a beloved classic Legend from the island of Guam, 'Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan' tells the story of how a young Chamoru girl finds the strength, wisdom, and courage to lead the women of Guåhan (Guam) into battle against a giant creature from the Marianas trench that is devouring their island home.
'Maisa' is the first animated film to feature the endangered indigenous Chamorro language of Guam. For this film cultural and language experts worked diligently on bringing the language back to its historical pre contact era.

MARIA

MARIA

Directed by: Jeremiah Tauamiti
2016 | 14 min. | Premiere: World Premiere

An ailing Polynesian matriarch must find the strength to lead her family one last time.

'AHO'EITU

'AHO'EITU

Directed by: Vea Mafile`o, Jeremiah Tauamiti
2015 | 26 min. | Premiere: United States Premiere
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`Aho`eitu
Based on the Tongan Legend `Aho`eitu leaves his mother to find his father Tagaloa in the heavens. On his quest he finds out that he also has brothers, but will they accept him as their own? And will Tagaloa acknowledge his son, and who will take his place as his heir, the first King, the Tu'i Tonga.

RUN IT STRAIGHT

RUN IT STRAIGHT

Directed by: Isaac Clelland, Tere Harrison
2016 | 14 min. | Premiere: Festival Premiere

Set in a rugby league clubroom, "Run It Straight" tells the story of a community who open their hearts to the hard story of West Papua.

THE PROMISE OF PIHA

THE PROMISE OF PIHA

Directed by: Hanelle Harris
2015 | 15 min. | Premiere: United States Premiere
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A young Samoan man has been chosen as the next leader of his community, but first he must confess his true desire.

Does the truth really set you free?

GOD, KING & COUNTRY

GOD, KING & COUNTRY

Directed by: Kiri Barber, Terence Raj
2013 | 13 min. | Premiere: International Premiere
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Four maori men from Aotearoa (New Zealand) take the front line in World War II and are guided by their ancestor and warrior instincts