16577KAPAEMAHU festival still 1 healing signature image


Year 2019
Runtime 8 mins
Language Olelo Niihau
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
  • Online Only

This short film is included in the following package(s): SHORTS PACKAGE: FAMILY AFFAIR

An ancient tale of the healing power of four mysterious stones on Waikiki Beach – and the legendary transgender spirits within them.

Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of both male and female spirit brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii. Beloved by the people for their gentle ways and miraculous cures, they imbued four giant boulders with their powers. The stones still stand on what is now Waikiki Beach, but the true story behind them has been hidden – until now.

Narrated in an ancient Hawaiian dialect, KAPAEMAHU brings this powerful legend back to life in vivid animation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.


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