Kapaemahu

Kapaemahu

film-roll USA / Color / 9' / 2020 13+

Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. The stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden -until now. Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, “Kapaemahu” brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.

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Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

Joe Wilson

Dean Hamer


Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu is a Native Hawaiian teacher, cultural practitioner and filmmaker who uses digital media to protect and perpetuate indigenous languages and traditions. She has produced the PBS/ARTE feature documentary "Leitis in Waiting" and award-winning short "Lady Eva" about her transgender sisters in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Joe Wilson is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker dedicated to telling stories that emanate from the voices of those on the outside. His feature and short films combine live action with animation to explore pressing social issues through innovative storytelling.

Dean Hamer is a New York Times Book of the Year author, Emmy and GLAAD Media award-winning filmmaker, and National Institutes of Health scientist emeritus with a long history in communicating complex and controversial ideas to diverse publics.

Director
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Joe Wilson
Dean Hamer
Screenplay
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Joe Wilson
Dean Hamer
Music
Dan Golden
Sound Design
Dan Golden
Producer
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu
Dean Hamer
Joe Wilson
Language
Hawaiian
Filmography
Leitis in Waiting (2018)
Lady Eva (2017)
A Place in the Middle (2015)
Kumu Hina (2014)
Boy in a Dress (2011)
Out in the Silence (2009)
Thorn in Your Side (2008)
We Belong (2006)
The Preacher and the Poet (2006)
Otros Amores (2006)
Joy Ride (2006)
That's Unfortunate (2005)
Favela Surf Dreams (2005)
Animation Short Film