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Kapaemahu

Directors: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe WIlson
Short Film
Running Time:8:25 minutes
Event Date(s)
12:00 AM
Sunday, November 15
Streaming On-demand

Kapaemahu reveals the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary transgender spirits within them.  Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of both 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. 

Screening in the Weeping Toothcrust Shorts block.