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2022 Hawaiʻi Youth Social Justice Film Fest

Through its roster of films produced during this year's Social Justice themed youth filmmaking programs,  the Fest will spark conversations on pressing topics impacting our communities.

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The Festival will run Saturday, December 10, 2022 and Sunday, December 11, 2022. We have two programs. For line up and get your free tickets, click on the program. 

Hawaiʻi Youth Social Justice Film Fest Program #1

Hawaiʻi Youth Social Justice Film Fest Program #2

Hawaiʻi Youth Social Justice Film Fest Program #1

Saturday December 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

Sunday December 11, 2022 @ 1:00 pm

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Two Faced

Jasmine comes face to face with two influencers that she admires. As she makes decisions throughout her day, the two influencers tell her what to do. When everything becomes too much for Jasmine,  she has to decide what is important to her.

Angel Cake

On her birthday, a young woman struggles with balancing disordered eating habits with the weight of turning 18.

Best Friends?

This is a story of friendship, magical powers, and betrayal. 

Justice is Dead

When the renowned detective Anastasia Justice finds her own cousin dead, she goes through a journey filled with twists and turns to uncover the truth behind his untimely death. A commentary on corruption in the justice system. 


This story is about three friends who grapple with their own problems.

O is for Oliver

A young woman named Jane discovers a new part of herself, and starts her journey as nonbinary. But, their mental health and ability to efficiently work in the office is stunted due to constant deadnaming and misgendering.

Finding Us

Three girls struggle with their mental health. Unexpectedly they meet in a restroom, and instantly become friends. Can they overcome their mental struggles by reaching out to one another?

Behind My Smile

Riley is struggling emotionally, and ignoring their problems is not working.

The Sub

A young girl faces bad grades, unsupportive parents, and a mysterious substitute teacher.

Monotonous Cycle

A teenage girl excited for school to open up but then dismayed to learn that it will remain online because of the pandemic.

I Want What Is Best For You

Stella struggles to get her mothers approval while still pursuing what she loves most behind her mothers back.

Nothing: Asexuality by a Teenager

A girl figures out that she is missing something that most people understand and seeks help from friends. 


Juliet and Amelia are in a toxic relationship and find a way to exit it. 

Hawaiʻi Youth Social Justice Film Fest Program #2

Saturday December 10, 2022 @ 4:00 pm 

Sunday December 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

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Kia wakes up to find a mysterious person with her face living her life.

The Store

a story about daily experiences of prejudice and racism

The Love Thoughts
Two best friends who experience racial discrimination and learn how to live with it.

Race Explained

A little girl who gets bullied by a racist because of her hair and learns how to deal with it and speak out. 


After a few interactions with racism,  a girl reflects on her experiences and then takes them head on.

We are Oʻahu

A message of problems on the island to bring awareness and a better understanding and a perspective. 

Future: Take One

A funny and serious look at the world's fate.

The Power of Saving Water

How people waste water in their daily lives and how each small action can make a difference.

For Your Consideration

This story follows two teenage girls who are being negatively affected by the patriarchy in their everyday life. After being sexually harassed, they struggle to cope with the societal norm of blaming the victim, and internalizing that blame.

The Talk

Harper finds her sex-ed class lacking and uninformative. When she and her friend hear about an inclusive sex-ed workshop, Harper learns about what  makes a space safe for everybody.


Speak Up

A woman moves to a new town and struggles with the injustice of sexism in the workplace.

Ocean Pollution

Our story is about ocean pollution and how to keep the ocean clean


Two girls get bullied by a fellow student online and in school for being Asian.

2 Pigs In A Blanket

A film about ADHD and Autism stereotypes.

The Artist's Subject

An artist attempts to paint a natural landscape when the view suddenly gets interrupted. The artist encounters a perspective through this new interruption and and journeys into self-reflection and a new perspective.


Two girls, Penelope and Anna, realize through a repetitive dreamscape how healthily they grow out of a friendship. 

Dress Code

Sydney, a teenage high school girl, is fed up with the biased dress codes of her school. One day she takes a stand against the unfair dress code and inspires others around her. 


A girl is used to being alone. However, she doesn't mind it at all. In fact, she actually prefers it.

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