A man steals the Hawaiian flag in hopes of raising it when the kingdom is restored.
- Ty Sanga
- Vince Keala Lucero
- Caleb Lucero
- Subject Matter
- Drama & Fiction
Hae Hawaiʻi is a historical drama that takes place during the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. In the days leading to annexation, loyalists to the crown seek out to preserve what is left of the kingdom. They recruit a young Hawaiian thief to safeguard the unifying symbol of the lāhui, the Hawaiian flag.
Ty Sanga - Director/Producer
Ty Sanga's wonderful Hawaiian language film, Stones, screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2011. His graceful depiction of the Hawaiian legend illustrates his authentic voice and visual style. Sanga's award-winning films have screened at numerous film festivals around the world.
Sanga is a storyteller, a talented director and a man with a message. He participated in the Sundance Native Lab Fellowship with his feature film After Mele starring Jason Scott Lee and a stable of up in coming Hawaiian actors. His TV show Family Ingredients won an Emmy in 2014 and Season Two just broadcast in 2017 on public television. His latest feature documentary, Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson, premiered at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival and aired on PBS in 2017.
Caleb Lucero - Producer
Caleb Lucero is a Native Hawaiian independent film producer born and raised on the island of O'ahu. As an alumnus of Kamehameha Schools he is driven by a deep desire to perpetuate and accurately portray the Native Hawaiian culture thru film, television and new media. His recent film projects include "Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson", and "The Haumana".
Greg Doi Jr. - Cinematographer