We are excited to announce the Hawaii Premiere of Maisa! Congratulations to the cast and crew who worked so hard to create this film and a big Mahalo to the Doris Duke Theater for making this event a reality. :)
Check out the info below
Showtimes: Sunday May 29 01:00 PM Location: Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art 900 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814
This is a free but ticketed event. Please RSVP via the "Purchase Tickets" button above.
Based on a Chamoru legend, Maisa tells the story of a girl who finds the strength to lead the women of Guåhan (Guam) into battle against a giant creature.from the Marianas trench that is devouring their island home. This is the first animated film to feature the endangered Chamorro language of Guam. For this film cultural and language experts worked diligently to bring the language back to its historical pre-contact era. The Honolulu production and creative team at Twiddle productions Inc. worked hand in hand with the DOE Chamorro Studies department in Guam as well as cultural and language experts.
Bringing an endangered language to life
One of the production’s goals was to highlight Chamorro. In 2000, the Spanish Census showed that fewer than 20 percent of Chamorros living in Guam speak their native language fluently and a vast majority were over the age of 55. Working with Chamorro cultural and language experts in Guam, Ceballos and his team removed all the Spanish and English-influenced words for the animated section of the film.
See the trailer