Nowness Shorts: Kama’āina

Director Kimi Howl Lee points her lens to a neglected corner of the United States’ paradise island of O‘ahu. The relatively low-income neighborhood of Wai’anae is predominantly home to native Hawai’ians and sets the scene for the story of Mahina, a queer teenage girl trying to navigate life on the streets after leaving her home and a toxic relationship with her stepfather…

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