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Kapaemahu

Country: USA, Language: Hawaiian, 8 mins

  • Director: Dean Hamer; Joe Wilson; Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

CGiii Comment

What a beautiful story...what a beautiful film.

Done with absolute elegance.


Watch...

Kapaemahu from Kanaka Pakipika on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. The stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden - until now. Based on new research and narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, Kapaemahu brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.