watch this mystery drama kuleana - movie featuring an all hawaiian cast and directed by award-winning music producer and director brian kohne.
“kuleana” is the hawaiian word for spiritual responsibility. in a clash between hawaiian values and the american dream, two childhood friends from maui, nohea and kim, are faced with an important mission to save their beloved island from a deceitful real-estate developer. nohea is a disabled vietnam war veteran who struggles to reconcile his ancestral roots with his new present day identity in 1971. kim, on the other hand, mysteriously returns to maui, after being tragically presumed as dead at age 10, with a mission of her own. the two learn the most important lesson:kuleana is not a burden; it is a privilege.
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this screening is co-presented by empowering pacific islander communities.
presented by visual communications, the 34th los angeles asian pacific film festival will be may 3 - may 12, 2018. laapff is the premiere showcase for the best and brightest of asian pacific american and international cinema. the largest festival of its kind in southern california, laapff is also a proud academy award®-qualifying film festival for the short film awards.