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out of state

ciara lacy | usa | 2017 | 79 min | feature documentary | english


Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. It's from this unlikely setting that David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to prove to themselves and to their families that this experience has changed them forever, David and Hale struggle with the hurdles of life as formerly incarcerated men, asking the question: can you really go home again?

Awards:  Best Documentary Film - Cayman International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize for Artistic Vision in Documentary- Portland Film Festival, Winner Best Feature Film & Audience Choice Award Best Feature Film - Hawaii International Film Festival, Winner Best Documentary Feature Film - San Diego Asian Film Festival

Status: Complete
Rights Sold: None
Distributor: Out of State LLC


Ciara Lacy