Pacific Showcase at CAAMFest 2023
Every May, CAAM presents CAAMFest, the world’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian film, food and music programs, annually presenting over 100 works in San Francisco and Oakland. PIC is a proud sponsor of CAAMFest's PACIFIC SHOWCASE, a series of films and conversations that celebrate Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges.
Please join us for a special screening/performance of FAMILY INGREDIENTS on Friday, May 19th! Follow chef Ed Kenney and Grammy-nominated Hawaiian music vocalist Raiatea Helm on Moloka'i and Kaua'i as they celebrate 'ohana through stories of poke and pa'akai, connecting our genealogy to what we eat. Raiatea will join us in-person for a special performance after the screening. Purchase your tickets here.
If you're in the Bay Area, please join us for all of these events:
Saturday, May 13 - Roxie Theater
DIRECTED BY ANGELINE LOO, ASUKA SYLVIE, GHAZALEH GOLBAKHSH, HASH, JULIE ZHU, MICHELLE ANG, NAHYEON LEE, YAMIN TUN
Part of CAAMFest’s Pacific Showcase, KĀINGA is produced by Kerry Warkia (WARU, VAI), KĀINGA features segments from eight different Asian women directors to explore the historical connection to tangata whenua (the Māori people) and the complexities of the age-old question, “What makes a house a home?”
Friday, May 19 - New Parkway Theater, Oakland
PRODUCED BY HEATHER HAUNANI GIUGNI and RENEA GAVRILOV STEWART
FAMILY INGREDIENTS is returning for its third season with a reminder of who we are and where we came from. We will be screening two new episodes from the upcoming season 3 followed by a special conversation with co-host and Grammy-nominated vocalist Raiatea Helm, Producer Heather Haunani Giugni and Producer/Cinematographer Renea Gavrilov Stewart. This will be followed by a performance by Raiatea and a reception to celebrate!
Sunday, May 21 - New Parkway Theater, Oakland
Beyond pineapples and palm trees. These are the real stories from and about Hawai’i and its people. From the housing crisis to conservation to loss of land to water population, these films reflect the issues they face and the hopes and struggles of their daily lives and the future of their communities.
Folks thinking about booking a trip to Hawai’i, Kānakas missing the homeland, conservationists and environmentalists, anyone who lives on indigenous land (so, pretty much, all of us).
Community Partners: API Council
IN THIS PROGRAM:
E MĀLAMA PONO, WILLY BOY
DIRECTED BY SCOTT W. KEKAMA AMONA
A Native Hawaiian police officer is caught between his duty and his principles when he is sent to evict a settlement of unhoused Kānaka Maoli.
DIRECTED BY TIARE RIBEAUX
A weaver navigates between survival and her connection to the ‘āina (land) when a mysterious rash grows on her body.
AFTER THE ENDLING
DIRECTED BY DANIEL A. KELIN II
Told through the shadow puppets of Kānaka Maoli artist Meleanna Meyer, a Hawaiian tree snail struggles to survive as the very last of his species.
THE LAST RODEO
DIRECTED BY ALISON WEEK & LIZ BARNEY
At the final rodeo competition of the season, a fifth-generation wahine paniolo (Hawaiian cowgirl) and her daughter question what is the best path forward.
Categories: Events, Film Festival, PIC Pacific Showcase, Screening