Cinehassee: "The Spirit of the Ancestor (Tu Kuhane o te Tupuna: El Espiritu de los ancestros)"

The V Cinehassee: Iberoamerican Film Festival will have a hybrid version this year. Some movies will be screened at the Askew Student Life Center, and some of the movies will be available online asynchronously for one week according to the schedule shown in the flyer. The theme is Indigenous communities, and there will be Q&A sessions for the online movies. You must register to receive access to the films being screened online. In-person showings are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information and to register, visit

The Spirit of the Ancestors tells the story of Moia Hoa Haka Nana’ia, one of Rapa Nui’s (Easter Island) sacred spirits, also known as the Stolen Friend in the island. Colonizers took the massive, iconic carving 100 years ago, and is now one of the countless living objects now housed in museums worldwide. This documentary follows three generations of the Pakarati family as they travel to Europe to try to reclaim the Stolen Friend, bring his spirit home and ensure a strong future for those to come.

Friday, September 17, 2021 to 12:00am

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