Directed by Jess X. Snow
As rising sea levels threaten the loss of their motherland in Hawai’i, the Phillipines, China, and North America, four women take a stand to preserve the volcano, ocean, land, and air for future generations.
Jess X. Snow is a queer Asian-Canadian public artist, filmmaker, poet, and educator. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently studying directing in the MFA program for Film at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. As a result of the rootlessness and migrations that marked her childhood, she developed a stutter which she overcame through her discovery of visual and written language.
Director: Jess X. Chen
Producer: Kit Yan, Adriel Luis
Executive Producer: SJ Murray, Andreas Nicholas
Shorts Programs / 84 minsAloha! Ki Ora! Talofa! Hafa adai! These shorts made by the First Peoples of the Pacific represent a broad spectrum of themes and genres that deal with love, loss, culture clashes and connections. These are films made by Pacific Islanders about Pacific Islanders. - Anderson Le