The death of Hawaiian King Kamehamea in 1819 sent the islands into turmoil and created an eager community to embrace the visiting Christian missionaries. As power struggles and battles reigned over the various island nations, the emergence of an united Kingdom of Hawaii was destined to prevail. Chieftess Kapiaolani (portrayed by acclaimed Hawaiian actress TEUIRA SHANTI NAPA), was an early convert to Jesus Christ. Her sincere devotion and faith was tested in 1824 with a life-threatening challenge of the Hawaiian God Pele - as Kapiaolani climbed to the top of the volcano and faced-off against its noxious gasses and the deadly hot lava. Her courageous act of faith inspired the Hawaiian natives to embrace faith that exists today. Co-Written by a renown Native Hawaiian Professor who teaches Native Hawaiian history at the University of Hawaii. Academy Award winning actress MIRA SORVINO (Mighty Aphrodite, My Cousin Vinnie) and JOHN SAVAGE (Deer Hunter, The Onion Field) portray the leaders of the Thornton missionaries whose work inspired the Christian conversion of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Based on the true story and revered legend, THE ISLANDS is a historically important film that will inspire audiences and impress film critics.
- Dec 6, 2019