Amidst the 1970s native rights movement, George Helm, a Hawaiian activist and musician must gain the support of kūpuna (community elders) from Maui to aid in the fight of protecting the precious neighboring island of Kahoʻolawe from military bombing.
Directed by ʻĀina Paikai
Produced by Kaliko Maʻiʻi
About the filmmaker: ʻĀina Paikai is a native Hawaiian filmmaker that aims to amplify Pacific and indigenous voices in media. A Sundance Native Lab Fellow, Paikai wrote and acted in the award-winning short-film, “Down on the Sidewalk in Waikīkī” (2019) and has now taken the lead on “Hawaiian Soul” (2020) with writing, producing, and directing.
“Vā is the space between, the betweenness, not empty space, not space that separates but space that relates,…