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Unravelling the Aina


Unravelling the Aina

An impressive portraite of the Hawaiian soul from Christian Sorensen Hansen

Hawaiian stereotypes are so prevalent they need no introduction. The portrayal of the islands in the media has generally been rather banal; often packed with retired images of orchid leis, sandy beaches, hula dancers and surfers.

Meanwhile, the eight distinct islands of this archipelago are a melting pot of the world with diverse, yet coexisting cultures and lifestyles of both local and foreign denizens. In his luminous portrayal of Hawaii Christian Sorensen Hansen offers a glimpse into the mix and clash of ideas “between those who have deep roots there and those who came later on”. Intriguing personal accounts paired with seriously impressive cinematography and a powerful soundtrack comprise a beautiful portrait of the Aina; a rich and fascinating place, which has too often been simply branded as a prime tourist destination.

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Written and Directed by: Christian Sorensen Hansen
Produced by: SOCIETY
Music by: Brody Johnson, Ripple & Murmur
Words by: Ananda Pellerin

Aleksandra Klimowicz, Contributor
Born and raised in Warsaw, she was infected with a love for travel before she could talk. A total foodie with vegan inclinations, and a serious chickpea addiction. Due to her love of sunsets, the sea and shells, she intends to spend her life at the beach. Never leaves the house without a pair of shades or her camera, she shoots film and writes about people and place that inspire her. Some people have cats, but she has cactuses.
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