Directed by Henry lan Cusick
Ben’s Hawaiian wife Maile dies. Ben is from the UK living in a culture that he hasn’t yet fully embraced. In grasping for ways to cope with the grief of his two Hawaiian sons, Ben finds himself going to extraordinary lengths to comfort his 4-year-old Jonas, which creates an even wider emotional gap between Ben and his teenage son Koa.
Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson / Asian American Titles at AAIFF'14, Documentaries at AAIFF'14 / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 77 minsA powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values, told told through the lens of a Native Hawaiian teacher who is both a proud and confident mahu, or transgender woman, and an admired kumu, or cultural practitioner.
Preceded by: DRESS