Anne Misawa (Self)Ciara Lacy (Self)Connie M. Florez (Self)Heather Haunani Giugni
Anne Misawa, Shirley Thompson, Renea Gavrilov Stewart, Kimberlee Bassford, Taylour Chang, Leah Kihara, Heather Haunani Giugni, Erin Lau, Laurie Sumiye, Vera Zambonelli
Wahine is the Hawaiian word for women, and the Reel Wahine of Hawai'i film series features stories about the creative challenges and triumphs of Hawai'i women filmmakers. Produced and created by all-women directors, camera crews, writers and editors, these six short portraits reveal untold stories of both trailblazing and emerging artists who preserve Hawai'i history and culture through film. Study after study reveals stark gender inequities in the screen industries, with fewer female protagonists on screen than men and even fewer women creatives behind the camera. Reel Wahine of Hawai'i ensures that the stories of women filmmakers in Hawai'i will be told, by women, in films that employ women.