Hawaiian Soul

During the 1970s Native rights movement in Hawai‘i, a prominent activist and musician George Helm enlists the support of community Elders from Maui to protect the island of Kaho‘olawe from military bombing.

Director/Writer/Producer: Aina Paikai (Native Hawaiian)
USA | 2020 | 20 min
English/Ōlelo Hawaiʻi w English subtitles | Short Drama
Canadian Premiere

Availability: Canada
Content Warnings: Triggering historical trauma (Residential schools, Indian Act, 60s Scoop, MMIWG2S)

Aina Paikai (Hawaiian) is a Sundance Native Lab Fellow. He wrote and acted in the award-winning short film Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki (2019).

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