Directed By: *David L Cunningham Written By: *John Fusco Produced By: *Dale Armin Johnson, Angela Laprete Starring: *Jason Scott Lee, *Lindsay Watson and
Directed By: *David L Cunningham Written By: *John Fusco Produced By: *Dale Armin Johnson, Angela Laprete Starring: *Jason Scott Lee, *Lindsay Watson and *Henry Ian Cusick
Synopsis: As an outbreak of leprosy engulfs 19th-century colonial Hawai’i, a small group of infected Native Hawaiians resist government-mandated exile, taking a courageous stand against the provisional government. Inspired by real-life events.
Set in 1893, “The Wind & the Reckoning” is a true story based upon the memoirs of Pi’ilani, a Native Hawaiian freedom fighter whose husband Ko’olau, single handedly challenged the foreign occupational forces that overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom. The indie film was produced entirely in Hawai’i with a 100% Hawai’i crew and with a Hawai’i cast speaking in the original Native Hawaiian dialect.
Event to follow: The evening will include a cultural ceremony presented by a Native Hawaiian delegation led by Leon Siu, Secretary of State for the Hawaiian Kingdom. Also attending in person, “The Wind & the Reckoning” screenwriter John Fusco, who has long championed indigenous rights through his films (Thunderheart, Spirit, Dreamkeeper), the film’s leading actors, Jason Scott Lee (Bruce Lee, Jungle Book, Mulan), Lindsay Anuhea Watson (Finding Ohana), Henry Ian Cusick (Lost,The 100), and the film’s Director David L. Cunningham (To End All Wars) as well as Producer Dale Armin Johnson (Lost City of Z). In addition, a delegation of Native American elders representing tribes of the New England region will attend.