CHILD OF THE LAND (KAMA’ĀINA) Short Film Competition

CHILD OF THE LAND (KAMA’ĀINA)

Following the program, AFI Festivals Programmer Eric Moore leads a conversation between filmmakers Yi Tang (BLACK GOAT), Em Weinstein (IN FRANCE MICHELLE IS A MAN’S NAME), Seungee Kim (TIGER & OX), Erica Tremblay (LITTLE CHIEF), Inès Girihiwe (BREAKING GROUND), Johnson Cheng (LONELY BLUE NIGHT), Kimi Howl Lee (CHILD OF LAND).

After suffering abuse from her stepfather, a queer 16-year-old girl, Mahina, must navigate life on the streets until she eventually finds refuge at Hawaiʻi’s largest organized homeless encampment.

Screens as part of SHORTS PROGRAM 3

Kimi Howl Lee is a biracial television writer and director from New York City and a graduate of Stanford University’s Film Studies program. Kimi was a participant in Film Independent’s 2019 Episodic Lab and the 2020 Breaking Through the Lens Directors Fellowship. Kimi is currently repped by UTA and Kaplan Perrone.

Details

Country: USA

Year: 2019

Director: Kimi Howl Lee

Screenwriter: Kimi Howl Lee

Producers: Sabina Friedman-Seitz, Anastasia Solovieva

Executive Producers: Kimi Howl Lee, Natalé Olsen, Conor May

Director of Photography: Scott Ray

Editor: Evita YuePu Zhou

Production Designer: Colin Lee

Music: Micheal Alemania

Cast/Featuring: Malia Kamalani Soon, Twinkle Borge, Sabina Friedman-Seitz

Running Time (minutes): 17

Language: English

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