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The award-winning documentary, directed and produced by KS Kapālama alumni Ciara Lacy and Beau Bassett, follows two Native Hawaiians serving sentences at Arizona's Saguaro Correctional Center, who discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate. View the movie trailer below.
Lāhui Rising series presents award-winning documentary: ‘Out of State’

The Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama will sponsor two screenings of the award-winning documentary “Out of State.” The screenings are part of the center’s Lāhui Rising series, and are free and open to the public.

Directed and produced by KS Kapālama alumni Ciara Lacy and Beau Bassett, the film chronicles the experience of Hawaiian inmates at the Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona which was built specifically to house men convicted of crimes in Hawai‘i.

The screenings are slated for Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Keʻelikōlani Auditorium on the KS Kapālama High School campus. Lacy and Basset will be available after each screening to answer questions.

“Out of State” Film Synopsis
Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaiʻi 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 Hawai‘i 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?

The film is meant to be more than a documentary; it is meant to give face to the hundreds of natives shipped to faraway prisons but who remain hopeful to return home to a fresh start.

Lāhui Rising events are designed to create a respectful, safe and enriching learning space for students, staff, alumni, families and the community to hear and honor different voices and perspectives on matters of Hawaiian interest for purposes of education. They are a sub-series of Kaʻiwakīloumoku’s Cultural Events Series, now in its sixteenth year.

The Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center at KS Kapālama will present two screenings of the award-winning documentary “Out of State.” The screenings are free and open to the public and are part of the center’s Lāhui Rising series. Directed and produced by KS Kapālama alumni Ciara Lacy and Beau Bassett, the film chronicles the experience of Hawaiian inmates at the Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona which was built specifically to house men convicted of crimes in Hawai‘i. The screenings are slated for Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Keʻelikōlani Auditorium on the KS Kapālama High School campus. Lacy and Basset will be available after each screening to answer questions.

“Out of State”
WHAT:
The award-winning documentary “Out of State,” presented as part of the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center’s Lāhui Rising series.

WHERE:
Keʻelikōlani Auditorium
KS Kapālama High School

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12

6:30 p.m. – Welcome/Introductions
6:45 p.m. – Screening of the Film
8:10 p.m. – Q & A
8:30 p.m. – Pau!

WHO:
The documentary’s Director/Producer Ciara Lacy and Producer Beau Bassett – both KS Kapālama alumni – will be available after each screening to answer questions.

DETAILS:
If you have any questions please contact Kaʻiwakīloumoku Manager Jamie Fong at 842-8655 or jafong@ksbe.edu.

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