Written and Directed by Ty Sanga

Produced by Jessie Creel

Set in ancient times in the islands of Hawaiʻi, a forlorn woman living in isolation with her husband meets a child from a nearby village and contemplates whether she should bring her into her mystical world.

Filmed in Hawaiʻi and in the Hawaiian language with English subtitles.


Hawaiʻi International Film Festival 2010
Charleston International Film Festival 2010
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2010, Nominated: Best Director
Pacifika Showcase 2010 (NMAI, Smithsonian)
Maui Film Festival, Winner: Best Made in Hawaiʻi Short
Native Cinema Showcase 2010 (NMAI, Smithsonian)
All Roads Film Festival 2010 (National Geographic)
imagineNative 2010
Sundance Film Festival 2011
Skabmagovat Film Festival 2011
Native Eyes Film Showcase 2011
Festival of Native Film and Culture 2011
15th Native American Film + Video Festival (NMAI, Smithsonian) 2011
Fallbrook Film Festival 2011
Newport Beach Film Festival 2011
Cannes Film Festival: Short film Market 2011
Seattle International Film Festival 2011

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