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Longing for Hawai’i

Directed by Katia Kalei Barricklow

The filmmaker’s family wrestles with the pain of diaspora and longs to reconnect with their culture. This film tells a personal and national story about pride, resilience, a voice from the past that demands to be heard and the awakening of a new historical narrative.

Directed, produced, and written by Katia Kalei Barricklow

About the filmmaker: Katia Kalei Barricklow is an internationally recognized native Hawaiian filmmaker who has directed, written and produced two original short documentaries. The filmmaker believes that it is her kuleana (responsibility) to pass on the stories of her culture through her art. Katia is passionate about using film as a medium to tell meaningful stories about social justice issues, diverse cultures and forgotten histories.

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