Kapaemahu

Rich and reverent.

This short animated film, which made the first cut as a possible nominee for the upcoming Oscars, is based on Hawaiian legends revolving around large healing stones located at Waikiki Beach.

The result looks like a painting come to life before our eyes.

The animation style, which flows and ebbs, is complemented by the use of Olelo Niihau, described as “the only unbroken form of the Hawaiian language.”

Hitting on concepts of healing and gender diversity, the film is unique in every way.

 

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