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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.

Portrait of Out of State
Ciara Lacy
Production Company
Out of State, LLC
Release Date

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.

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