Standing Above the Clouds

Directed by Jalena Keane-Lee

STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS follows Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists as they stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea from the building of the world’s largest telescope. The film follows the stories of each of the women through a crucial journey of self and collective empowerment, while facing the complexities of raising their daughters and families through this time and putting their bodies on the line to protect their revered and divine mountain, Mauna Kea.

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Film Stills from Hinekura, Tā Moko, Standing Above the Clouds, and Ka Piko

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