Down on the Sidewalk in Waikiki

Dir. Justyn Ah Chong
20 Mins | USA
In between growing frustrations toward cleaning up after an endless parade of tourists and reflections on a traumatizing memory, a voice rises from within a soft-spoken, Hawaiian janitor down on the sidewalk in Waikiki. This narrative short film is inspired by a collection of poetry published posthumously featuring the work of Kanaka Maoli poet Wayne Kaumualii Westlake (1947-84).