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43 Stories Rising in Mōʻiliʻili by Kelly Nishimura

A documentary about tenants resistance.

Long Project Description

Forty-three Stories Rising in Mōʻiliʻili is a documentary short (7-10 min.) about people in the Honolulu neighborhood of Mōʻiliʻili, whose apartments will be demolished to make way for a 43-story, 1005-unit high rise condominium complex.

The film documents the stories of the people of Kapiolani Village, raising questions about what makes a neighborhood livable and bearing witness to lives of people living in this pleasant, peaceful, sustainable community that will soon be destroyed.

Developed during the 2023 Wāhine in Film Lab

Connection to the story

This is my neighborhood.



Contact information

Kelly Nishimura

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