In this cinematic allegory of love and loss, a hula dancer fights for survival and her sanity in the shadows of Waikiki. This feature-length narrative offers an unflinching glimpse into paradise where there remains hope through human connection and reconnection to ʻaina (nature).
Directed by Christopher Kahunahana
Produced by Connie M. Florez and Nicole Naone
Written by Christopher Kahunahana
About the filmmaker: Christopher Kahunahana is an award-winning Kanaka Maoli artist and a Sundance Institute Feature Film and Native Lab Alumni. As founder of 4th World Film, he directed Lāhainā Noon, which is currently streaming on the Criterion Channel. He is the writer, producer, director, and editor of Waikiki which premiered at the URBAN WORLD Film Festival. Waikiki was recognized with A Grand Jury Award for Best US Narrative Feature and a Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography at The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and was also awarded Best Made in Hawaii Feature Film and Jury Award for Best Cinematography at the Hawaii International Film Festival. He is currently working on a 360-degree immersive projection installation for the Honolulu Museum of Artsʻ and writing Aiman a sci-fi episodic.
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