Documentary Film Screening for API Heritage Month

May 11, 2022
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In celebration of API Heritage Month, join us for a virtual community screening of OUT OF STATE. Following the screening, there will be discussion with the film's Director and Producer, Ciara Lacy, moderated by Melisa Bautista, M.Ed (MRC) and Julie Saba, MD (BCMM).

This event is open to the entire UCSF community and is co-hosted by the Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine (BCMM) and the UCSF Multicultural Resource Center (MRC). Those that register will be sent an email on May 6 with an early access link to the film.


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About the Film
OUT OF STATE follows two native Hawaiian inmates who have been shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert where they learn their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. It's from this unlikely setting that David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to prove to themselves and to their families that this experience has changed them forever, David and Hale struggle with the hurdles of life as formerly incarcerated men, asking the question: can you really go home again?

About the Filmmaker
Ciara Lacy is an award winning native Hawaiian filmmaker whose interest lies in crafting films that use strong characters and investigative journalism to challenge the status quo. Ciara holds a BA from Yale University, and graduated from Hawai`i's Kamehameha Schools. She is a Lecturer at the University of Hawaii West Oahu in the Academy of Creative Media, and has spoken around the country at schools on native storytelling, women and film and using media to empower communities. Ciara’s documentary work has shown in theaters and has aired on PBS, ABC, TLC, Discovery, Bravo and A&E.