2020 Official Selection: Shorts

World Premiere

SHORT | United States | 8 MINUTES


Animation, LGBTQIA

Four mysterious boulders on Waikiki Beach have a hidden history; within them, there are legendary transgender healing spirits.

Playing in: Animated Shorts Curated By Whoopi G 2020

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Bring your own blankets or chairs to relax in our socially distanced pods!

Screenings will be held at the open field closest to Maloof Skate Park. Line will be formed along Avenue of Asia. Parking is available at the lot closest to site location. 

The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, bicycles or scooters, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, matches, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.


Directed by Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, and Dean Hamer

Kapaemahu is a collaboration between Native Hawaiian educator and cultural practitioner Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Emmy® and GLAAD award-winning filmmaker activists Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, and Oscar-nominated animator Daniel Sousa. Their works have screened in Berlin, Toronto, and Sundance, and touched hearts across the Pacific and around the world.

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
Daniel Sousa
Sound and Music
Dan Golden
Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole