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2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Occasionally, I Saw Glimpses of Hawai‘i

Directed by Christopher Makoto Yogi

Shorts Competition / USA / 2016 / 15 mins / English / B&W, Color / 4:3, D-Cinema

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Plays In:
The Sum of My Memory

CGV Cinemas 3
April 30, 2017 1:45 pm


A film essay looking at 100 years of Hawai‘i in film, explores issues of representation and gender. This filmic deconstruction is a lively, often infuriating examination of Hollywood’s portrayal of the islands, highlighting the essential necessity of homegrown filmmaking.

Director's Bio

Christopher Makoto Yogi is from Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He is a Sundance Institute and Time Warner Fellow currently in development on his first feature, “I Was a Simple Man.” He is also an IFP fellow and a Jerome Foundation artist grant recipient. Chris’ most recent films include “Makoto: or, Honesty” and “Obake (Ghosts).” He is a graduate of USC and participated in Visual Communications’ Armed with a Camera Fellowship.


Director: Christopher Makoto Yogi

Plays in

  1. The Sum of My Memory

    Shorts Programs / 87 mins
    What do you select to build your memories? Is it the color of your childhood home? Is it the scent of your favorite dish? Is it the bassline of a song? Explore the process of memory with these films, and learn how stories build with glimpses of the past. — Eseel Borlasa

    In This Program: Im/Perfection, Dots, Our Time, Occasionally, I Saw Glimpses of Hawai‘i, In The Mountains

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Plays In:
The Sum of My Memory

CGV Cinemas 3
April 30, 2017 1:45 pm