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Last Taxi Dance

Brayden Yoder
United States, 2018, 18 min.

In English.
This film is family friendly.

In a ballroom called Paradise, in the aftermath of World War II, a proud Hawaiian singer dances with a returned U.S. soldier and debates the dignity of the American dream. But when his dance tickets run out, she is left with a harsh choice – for when the dancing stops, this man will die.

Director's Statement

Last Taxi Dance reckons with timely themes of dialog and reconciliation, while helping viewers understand more about the outcomes of war and the occupation of an indigenous people. The journey of this film is an arrival at understanding between two very different characters, told through the songs and dance of the piece. Featuring contributions from Native Hawaiian and Asian-Pacific artists, we hope the conversation around the film will invite reflection on vital issues of tolerance and history both within our islands and across the country.

Category: Drama.
Themes: Hawaii, War.

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