Reel Wāhine of Hawai'i - Zoe Eisenberg
The Reel Wāhine of Hawai'i short film series chronicles talented and pioneering women filmmakers who tell Hawaii stories uniquely through a camera lens.
Director/producer/writer Zoe Eisenberg (Cashback, Stoke, Aloha from LavaLand) is one of only three women to direct a narrative feature film in Hawai‘i. Strong women protagonists are central to her work, as are the lava, landscapes and people of the lush rural Puna District where she lives on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. Eisenberg is also the co-founder of the Made in Hawai‘i Film Festival.
Directed by Shirley Thompson.
Shirley Thompson is a veteran documentary editor, writer, producer and director best known for the documentaries she has edited, most recently: SAVVY (2020), KŪ KANAKA/STAND TALL (2016) and Finding KUKAN, (2016). Shirley co-produces and co-directs the docu-series REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI‘I with Hawaii Women in Filmmaking. She also co-produces and edits the web docu-series CROSSING SPACES, featuring women from Micronesia who are transforming their lives and the lives of their families through higher education. Many of the films have garnered major awards, screened at film festivals around the world and broadcast nationally on public television. As a Latina and a daughter of immigrants, she is committed to filmmaking that builds bridges across cultures and communities.