CAFF Family Film Sunday: Made in Hawai‘i
Sunday May 19 10:30 AM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Film:
Part of The Cultural Animation Film Festival 2019.
Made in Hawai’i: A special collection of films from Hawai‘i-based students and animators
Total runtime: 49 min
Pulelehua - Hawaiian
Directed by Phoenix Maimiti Valentine. 2 min.
Pulelehua is created from the perspective of a monarch butterfly on its favorite crown flower, as Queen Lili‘uokalani smiles in adoration. Just as the metamorphosis of a butterfly (pulelehua), or flowers in bloom, LOVE transforms! Pulelehua is made in honor of Hawai'i's beloved Queen Lili‘uokalani.
Kai and Honua - Hawaiian
Directed by Kari Noe. 3 min.
Before life on the planet there was only water and darkness, and Kai loved it. Kai would spend his time enjoying the serenity of the stars overhead and the mirrorlike quality of his ocean below him. When a being similar to himself suddenly appears, his world changes dramatically.
Down the Red Dirt Road – Japanese
Directed by Gavin Arucan. 3 min. Hawai‘i Premiere
A young boy living out his childhood in rural Kauai must confront the realities of growing up.
Maker's Hale - Learning Culture in Hawai‘i Communities
Directed by Riley Anne Rodriguez and Celeste Yukiko Endo. 4 min. Hawai‘i Premiere.
Come in and explore the Maker’s Hale, where we’ve been cultivating a culture of learning through many different styles! This film was made by the afterschool Tink Think Tank Tech Team (T5) to share the kinds of projects we’ve been working on in our Hawai‘i elementary classroom.
Kajadifu - Okinawan
Directed by Sophia Whalen. 2 min. Hawai’i Premiere.
A short film highlighting the Okinawan music scores at the University of Hawai‘i's Hamilton Library.
‘Eleu the Hawaiian Monk Seal - Hawaiian
Directed by Phoenix Maimiti Valentine. 2 min. Hawai‘i Premiere.
‘Eleu, The Hawaiian Monk Seal is a glimpse of a sprightly monk seal on a spirited journey through Oceania. Learn about dangers that threaten the survival of this species.
Symphony of birds • No Ka Huliau (Changes) - Hawai‘i
Animated by Laura Marguiles. 3 min.
No Ka Huliau (Changes) begins in the peaceful, original native Hawaiian habitat, showcasing beautiful birds living then. Destructive threats enter the scene, including invasive animals and insects, creating a challenging environment to the native birds. The birds' natural habitat eventually transforms to our modern-day urban environment.
Symphony of birds • Owls on Stilts - Hawai‘i
Animated by Pawel Nuckowski. Composed by Donald Womack. 3 min.
A lighthearted introduction to the extinct Hawaiian stilt owl.
Symphony of birds • Nā Manu ‘I‘o (Significant Birds) - Hawai‘i
Animated by Jamie Allen, Kaylan Young, Elyse Chai. Composed by Daniel Houglum. 4 min.
Nā Manu ‘I‘o illustrates the importance of two Native Hawaiian forest birds, the ‘i’iwi and the ‘elepaio, and their significance to the Hawaiian culture. Catch a glimpse of these birds in their natural habitats, surrounded by indigenous plants and bugs as if it were hundreds of years ago.
Symphony of birds • Vanished Voices: A Farewell to the ʻŌ‘ō - Hawai‘i
Animated by Kayla Abalos, Jeanine Higa. Composed by Takuma Itoh. 3 min.
A love story between two ʻō‘ō. Tragedy strikes when mosquitoes overwhelm the birds and a storm hits.
Symphony of birds • Ohana o ka Manu (Family of Birds) - Hawai‘i
Animated by Laurie Sumiye. Composed by Thomas Osborne. 4 min.
Featuring birds unique to Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, Maui and Hawaiʻi Island, the Hawaiian bird ohana are invited to Oʻahu ʻelepaio keiki's first birthday party. After making preparations, the birds all come together on Oʻahu for the big celebration.
Aiko and the Spicy Noodles - Japanese
Directed by Bailee Kawamura. 2 min. Hawai‘i Premiere.
Aiko is a young Japanese-American girl who's tired of feeling cooped up in her home. After trying to get her mother's attention, and failing, she leaves home on her bike. She rides into the forest behind her house, pedaling away from her problems and towards adventure. Suddenly, Aiko stumbles upon a random ramen shop where she finds a mysterious chef. He gives her a bowl of ramen and she is hit by how hot the ramen is. She runs out and is suddenly struck by a spicy surprise!
The Empty Pot - Learning Culture in Hawai‘i Communities
Directed by Anna Leonid. 3 min.
When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty. This film was created by the Young Movie Makers class at Hanahau'oli School based on the book The Empty Pot by Demi. Through the past 10 weeks this group of first and second graders learned the basics of story-boarding, scripting, voiceover recording, editing and animation. This film is their debut effort!
Ambivalent - Student animation
Directed by Willow Otaka. 2 min. Hawai’i Premiere.
Animated music video.
Da Goat Wahine of Upper Kanaio - Hawaiian
Directed by Rosemary Kulhavy-Sutherland. 7 min.
Three kids think the strange lady up the hill is turning their classmates into goats. They investigate and their curiosity gets them into a bit of a predicament.
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