As rising sea levels threaten the loss of their motherland in Hawai’i , the Phillipines, China and North America, four women fight to preserve the volcano, ocean, land and air for future generations. In a deeply immersive artistic experience, they  channel their mothers and ancestors in song, dance, and poetry, and take a bold and ultimate stand against the corruption of the elements and natural resources by humankind.


Director/Cinematographer: Jess X. Snow
Produced by: Kit Yan & Adriel Luis
Story by: Kit Yan and Jess X. Snow
Executive Producers: Andreas Nicholas, SJ Murray
Art Director: Peter Pa
Starring: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Kayla Briët, Isa Borgeson, Wang-Ping Oshiro
Original Music: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu and Kayla Briët
Sound Design and Mix: Anders Link

Created with support from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center