Join International Documentary Association and Film Independent on Monday, July 10, for the DocuClub work-in-progress screening of the film Standing Above the Clouds. We will be joined by filmmakers Jalena Keane Lee, Amber Espinosa-Jones, Erin Lau, and Diana Diroy for an audience feedback session moderated by Lindy Leong.
About the Work-In-Progress Film
Standing Above the Clouds follows the largest political movement in modern Hawaiian history, and the indigenous women leaders who have successfully sustained it since 2010. At the center of the global movement are Pua Case and her two daughters Hāwane Rios and Kapulei Flores. They are joined by Mehana Kihoi and Leina’ala Sleightholm who have changed their families’ lives by joining the movement. All three families have put their bodies on the line, faced arrest standing off with police, and testified as key petitioners suing the State of Hawaiʻi to prevent the building of the world's largest telescope on their sacred mountain. Through the lens of mothers and daughters, our film explores intergenerational healing and the social and emotional labor of retaining ancient ceremonies in a rapidly modernizing world. With the fate of the telescope still to be decided, the film shows that victory is in the perseverance of a movement and the intergenerational healing found in this sisterhood.
DocuClub is a work-in-progress screening series offering the public and members of the documentary film community a first look of new projects. Filmmakers and creators have the opportunity to showcase their rough cut and consult feedback from their peers and audience. To apply to participate in DocuClub with your own work-in-progress project, click here.
The screening will be held at the Film Independent Screening Room (5670 Wilshire Blvd, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036).
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Screening, followed by a moderated feedback discussion with the filmmaker - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Drinks and snacks will be available for a modest suggested donation.
Space is very limited so please update your RSVP if you can't make it so we can have a real count of the attendees. Admission not guaranteed, all RSVP's are first-come, first served.
Parking information: after 5.30 PM, all guests can park in the structure at the rear of the building. Enter from Hauser Blvd. Guests can validate their parking ticket before they leave at the Film Independent reception desk.