Image of Out of State

Native Hawaiian inmates shipped across the ocean to a private prison in the desert of Arizona practice hula as a means of rehabilitation.

Out of State follows native Hawaiian inmates who are sent to a private prison in Arizona. The film also follows the experiences of their families back home in Hawaii, thousands of miles away. In response to their displacement, a group of over 100 native Hawaiian male inmates practice hula in the prison¹s recreation yard, a means of maintaining their cultural heritage and working to rehabilitate their relationships with their families.

Journalism & Media

Stay Informed
Sign up for periodic news updates and event invitations.
Check out our social media content in one place, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.