Pacific Islanders in Communications

LOCATION:  Honolulu, HI
AWARD:  2021 SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts
WEBSITE:  piccom.org
SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook
PARTNER ARTIST: 
Ciara Lacy (Kanaka Maoli [Native Hawaiian]) BIO
ABOUT

Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is the only national public media organization committed to supporting, advancing, and developing Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges. Through various funding initiatives for independent full length non-fiction films, fiction/non-fiction short films, broadcast and online series, PIC engages the community in deep discussion around its productions critical content.

PROJECT

PIC is partnering with 2021 SHIFT Awardee Ciara Lacy (Kanaka Maoli [Native Hawaiian]) to create, distribute and screen the animated short film The Queen’s Flowers. The film is designed to give Indigenous Hawaiian children an entertaining and empowering way to access their history. Based on a true story, the film delights in the relationship between a girl and the last monarch of the nation of Hawaii, Queen Lili`uokalani, evoking a magical and radical reclamation of history. 

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