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Native men returning to Hawaii after a cultural reawakening at a private prison in the Arizona desert.
Criminal Justice • Men’s Studies • Mental Health
American Studies • Indigenous Studies • Pacific Islander Studies
2017. Director & Producer Ciara Lacy. Producer Beau Bassett.
79 Minutes. Transcript Available.
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?