• Nowness Shorts: Kama'āina

    8 monthes ago - By Nowness

    Nowness Shorts: Kama'āina Director Kimi Howl Lee points her lens to a neglected corner of the United States' paradise island of O‘ahu. The relatively low-income neighborhood of Wai'anae is predominantly home to native Hawai'ians and sets the scene for the story of Mahina, a queer teenage girl trying to navigate life on the streets after leaving her home and a toxic relationship with her stepfather. The film's cast is primarily made up of homeless, first-time actors, including sixteen-year-old lead Malia Kamalani who reenacts her personal history for screen. Kama'āina , which translates as...
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