• Gifts

    ’19 Park City Sundance, ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Month”

    It is a day before Sundance and my father e-mails (rare) in good spirits, and appreciation for sticking through rough legal academic battles that impacted our family staring in my adolescence.  In response, I expressed my pride and thanked him for the good example of hard work, and justice echoed. Without this beautiful and tumultuous life I wouldn’t find myself here now, in Park City at the Sundance festival! Sheer luck had it, that an assignation’s birthday, would fall be at the time of the festival. I had a one chance choice and decided immediately when my eyes fell upon the picture of a Maori cinematographer and her little boy.…