June 9 | 11 to 12:30 p.m. | Virtual
“Out of State” is an inside look at the lives of two native Hawaiians sent thousands of miles away from the tropical islands to a private prison in the Arizona desert. In this unlikely setting, David and Hale find a community of other native Hawaiians and discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. Hoping for a fresh start and eager to prove that the experience has changed them forever, the two men finish their terms and return to Hawai’i, but once on the outside, they struggle with life’s hurdles and wonder if it’s possible to ever go home again.
“Out of State” received the following awards: Special Jury Award for Artistic Vision at the 2017 Portland Film Festival Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary at 2017 Cayfilm and the Liberty Bell Award from the 2017 Hawaii State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.
Presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF)
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