When:
Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 7:00p -
Sunday, Oct 24, 2021 10:00p

Where:
Online
Surrounding areas
Boston, MA 02110

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Admission:
$12

Categories:
Festivals & Fairs, Film, University, Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
http://www.baaff.org/waikiki.html

Directed by Christopher Kahunahana
77 Minutes | Ages 13+ (Mature Content/Violence)

Thu, Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – Sun, Oct 24 @ 10:00 pm
Viewing of this video is available only to those in New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT).

CENTERPIECE NARRATIVE

When a Native Hawaiian hula dancer escaping her abusive boyfriend crashes her beat-up van into a mysterious homeless man, she finds herself flung into a surrealistic journey of self-exploration and enlightenment. Director Christopher Kahunahana’s eagerly awaited feature debut breaks down the enduring, stereotypical image of paradise we have of Waikiki to reveal a vulnerable and authentic portrait of indignity. Leaving behind the touristic image of paradise and island culture, WAIKĪKĪ tackles the often-unspeakable generational trauma of postcolonial cultures through a mixing of genre conventions, experimental storytelling, and perspectives.

“In his feature debut, director Christopher Kahunahana unravels a hauntingly beautiful film that depicts the complicated and intertwined sides of paradise, both darkness and light…” – Variety Magazine, Chris Lee, November 29, 2020

Live Q&A with filmmaker to follow at 8:30pm EST.

View Trailer: https://vimeo.com/461231738

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