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Kapaemahu (2020)

  • Animation, Short
  • 8min
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  • 2020

Long ago, four extraordinary individuals of dual 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.

Animation Director

Daniel Sousa

Chant Composer and Chanter

Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole

Written, Directed and Produced

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

Written, Directed and Produced

Dean Hamer

Written, Directed and Produced

Joe Wilson

Sound and Music

Dan Golden

Chant Sound Producer

Shawn Pimental

Sound Mix

Phil Perkins

Executive Director for PIC

Leanne Ferrer




United States