KAHILU Shorts

KAHILU Shorts

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KAHILU Shorts
  • Zappa U The Film

    Since 2013, the University of Hawaii Hilo Jazz Orchestra has performed annual Frank Zappa tribute concerts. This is their story... from the classroom to the concert hall.

    The film is listed on IMDB:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6734866/. You can read concert reviews for UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra here...

  • Livin On A Rock

    In “Livin’ on a Rock,” some of Hawai‘i Island’s best musicians tell the story of Hawaii’s music scene in their own words. Filmmaker Steve Roby, Snap Judgement Films, interviewed 25 musicians and industry professionals for the new documentary, including North Kohala slack key master John Keawe, Gr...

  • Western Week In Honoka'a (Documentary)

    Dating back to the 1960's, Honokaa's Western Week is one of the most highly anticipated Big Island festivals of the year. The week-long celebration takes place every May in the former sugar cane plantation town known as Honokaa, located at the northern end of the Hamakua coast. To honor a century...

  • Saving ʻŌhiʻa - Hawaii's Sacred Tree

    Saving Ohia is a 3x Emmy Award-winning film about Rapid Ohia Death, a disease, new to science, eating away at the heart of Hawai’i and its keystone species, Ohia. Hundreds of thousands of trees are dead, and while the disease continues to spread, scientists are racing to find answers, working wit...

  • Day Pass

    Day Pass
    Directed by Erin Lau
    Written by Justin Omori
    A subtle dramedy, based on the Island of Hawaii, about a distant brother & sister attempting to reconnect as they drive across island for an annual family event

  • Ka Piko 4k (H264)

    Written/Directed by Kainoa Chun
    When his girlfriend dies during childbirth, a young Hawaiian man who longs for a family connection is forced to practice an unfamiliar Hawaiian tradition with his girlfriend’s overbearing father.

  • The Moon and the Night

    Directed by Erin Lau
    Written by Justin Omori & Erin Lau
    Set in rural Hawaiʻi, a Native Hawaiian girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dog fight. The film explores the cultural and socio-economic strife that burdens many communities in Hawaiʻi, but at its heart, it is ...

  • Little Girl's War Cry

    Written & Directed by Erin Lau
    Ten-year-old Tiare attempts to block out the abuse in her home by taking shelter in her imagination, until a prank goes wrong and pushes her to confront it. The film was made over the course of one week in Rarotonga, Cook Islands as a part of the Film Raro competition.

  • Ho'omau

    SYNOPSIS:
    A mass migration of Pacific Islanders in search of salvation leads to a war between the native population and the growing numbers of new arrivals, and a young girl stuck in the middle is forced to choose between fighting for what she loves or to save what is left of it.

    CREDITS (Please...

  • The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu

    On Honolulu's famous Waikiki Beach stand four large stones that represent a Hawaiian tradition of healing and gender diversity that is all but unknown to the millions of locals and tourists passing by. According to legend, the stones are a tribute to four mahu - people of dual male and femal...

  • Charity

    Based on a short story by Lopaka Kapanui, in “Charity”, a man wakes up to find an ominous stranger in his dining room and is faced with making an impossible decision.

    Directed by Mitchel Merrick
    Written by Lopaka Kapanui
    Starring: Lopaka Kapanui, Tom Perelini, Brettlin Karalius, Gianna-Mei Fait...

  • How Hawaii Became A Part of the US: Ep 1 Birth of a Literate Nation

    In this three part Docu-Series, the Smithsonian Institutes takes you through the rise and fall of the Hawaiian Kingdom government and eventual US occupation as documented through Hawai'i's education system and the Hawaiian language newspapers.

    Episode 1— Journey through the history of the Hawai...

  • How Hawaii Became A Part of the US: Ep 2 Language of a Nation Hawaiian Diplomacy

    In this three part Docu-Series, the Smithsonian Institutes takes you through the rise and fall of the Hawaiian Kingdom government and eventual US occupation as documented through Hawai'i's education system and the Hawaiian language newspapers.

    Episode 2
    In Part 2, journey through the bilingual H...

  • How Hawaii Became A Part of the US Ep 3: How to Overthrow A Government

    In this three part Docu-Series, the Smithsonian Institutes takes you through the rise and fall of the Hawaiian Kingdom government and eventual US occupation as documented through Hawai'i's education system and the Hawaiian language newspapers.

    Episode 3
    In Part 3, learn how Hawai'i became a part...