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I am Kanaka

Original title: I am Kanaka
UK, 2023, 15 min.

Director: Genevieve Sulway
Production company:
Salty Paradise Productions Ltd
214 Tooting High Street
Phone: +44 7747 174444

Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Documentary

With a dark history, 5% speaking the native language and 10% living in poverty, Hawaii is in danger of losing its traditions forever. “I am Kanaka” gives a glimpse into the future with Ex-schoolteacher Kaina Makua’s non-profit program teaching Hawaiian language, sustainability and life skills to disadvantaged kids aged 5-20 - nurturing the next indigenous generation.

KUKI 2023
Independent Shorts Awards 2023
Eugene Environmental FF 2023
International Halicarnassus FF 2023 (awarded)

Study guide: German