The Ninth Island
What is Hawaiʻi without Hawaiians?
- Christen Hepuakoa Marquez
- Ciara Leinaʻala Lacy
- Chapin Hall
- Subject Matter
- Civil Rights & Social Justice, Diaspora
- 60 Minutes
THE NINTH ISLAND is an hour-long, character driven documentary that probes gentrification through the lens of an indigenous population struggling to survive in its ancestral homelands of Hawaii. As local wages stagnate and the cost of housing soars, native Hawaiians face the plight of many Americans across the country: fight to make ends meet or seek opportunity elsewhere. Las Vegas, Nevada has become one of several area where the native Hawaiian diaspora finds itself. THE NINTH ISLAND takes a multi-storyline, direct cinema approach to break open the debate on who is entitled to call a place home.
THE NINTH ISLAND is a recipient of Research & Development and Production funding from PIC's Media Fund.
Ciara Lacy - Director/Producer
Christen Marquez - Director/Producer
Chapin Hall - Director of Photography