The Pit Where We Were Born

Alexander Bocchieri | Short Drama
United States| 2019 | 12 min
International Premiere

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 10:00am
Shorts Program: Tribulations
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2

A father and son reckon with a past that continues to colour their future when they reunite around the imu pit of their family farm in Waianae, Hawaii.


Since graduating from the University of Hawaii in 2012, Alex has worked in Honolulu as a freelance director creating narrative films, PSAs, and documentaries as co-creative director at his production company Lumos Media. Alongside his ongoing documentary work, Alex is a Lecturer at the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaii, teaching cinematic production.