KAPAEMAHU

Directed by: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson 2020 | 8 min.

Section: Pacific Showcase Shorts

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Countries: United States

Languages: Hawaiian, with English subtitles

Genres: Animation



Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Hawaii Film Office

Nichols Family Fund

Pacific Islanders in Communications

AVAILABLE ONLINE NOV 5 - 29 | USA
INCLUDED PASSES: SUPPORTER | ALL ACCESS | LIMITED ACCESS

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Kapaemahu reveals the hidden history of four powerful healing stones on Waikiki Beach, and the mysterious spirits within them. Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. The stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden – until now. Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, Kapaemahu brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.

Online Access

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM GET ONLINE ACCESS Get Tickets

Film Available

Sunday, November 29 12:01 AM NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE Get Tickets
Plays with:  Made In Hawaii Shorts Program BEACH TO FARM
COLORS OF KAUA'I
EN ROUTE
KAMA'ĀINA (CHILD OF THE LAND)
POI DOG LESSONS
INDIE ARTISTS: SKATEBOARDING
38 MINUTES
CHARITY
HARANA
THE LONGING FADE
THE MAINLAND
BEYOND THE MAUNA
FINDING DOHI
KIPUKA - NEW BEGINNINGS
HAWAIIAN SOUL
LONGING FOR HAWAI'I
RED HOUSE
MAUNAKEA: SACRED MOUNTAIN, SACRED CONDUCT
Sunday, November 29 12:01 AM NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE Get Tickets
Plays with:  Pacific Showcase Shorts Program DADDY'S GIRL
OUR LOVE
REUNION
RUAHINE: STORIES IN HER SKIN
SKY AELANS
WALK A MILE
WIRUN
HAWAIIAN SOUL
LONGING FOR HAWAI'I
TRUTH TELLING
MAUNAKEA: SACRED MOUNTAIN, SACRED CONDUCT
BIGGIE & SHRIMP
Sunday, November 29 2:30 PM Consolidated Ward Get Tickets
Plays with:  KA HUAKA'I w/ HAWAIIAN SOUL+KAPAEMAHU KA HUAKAʻI: THE JOURNEY TO MERRIE MONARCH
HAWAIIAN SOUL

Cast & Crew

Animator Daniel Sousa
Director Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Producer Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Sound Dan Golden
Music Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole
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