Aloha Soul Food

The Film:

Aloha Soul Food

Documentary Short released in February, 2022

Synopsis: Merging personal memoir and photojournalism, Aloha Soul Food nostalgically explores decolonial foodways through the family life stories of six Pacific Island women. Set in Los Angeles, California, the documentary embodies an intergenerational love story to working class women deeply rooted in Hawaii while skillfully examining a century of how they navigated through the Chinese exclusion Acts, the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, 1960s school cafeterias, the United Public Workers Strike in 1979, and the Women’s Army Core. The film shows how generations can reclaim identity and historical spaces through recipes while reminding us of the deep ties that bind our families and communities together.

ALOHA SOUL FOOD TRAILER

FILM FESTIVALS & AWARDS

June 2023, Vancouver, Canada

January 2023, Dunedin, Florida

Oct 27 – Nov 2, Largo, Maryland

Nov., 2022, Hollywood, CA

Oct., 2022, Orange County, CA

Oct. 2022, Silicon Valley, CA

Sept. 2022, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Chicago

June 2022, Los Angeles, CA

Best Editing Short

May 2022, Sacramento, CA

April 2022, Hollywood, CA

Best Women Film

March 2022, Los Angeles, CA

IN THE MEDIA