Why Māui Snared the Sun


Long ago, Kalā (the sun) raced across the sky as he pleased, leaving the land and its people with short days and long, dark nights. Among those suffering from the lack of daylight was the goddess Hina, mother of Māui, the demigod. In order to make things pono (right), Māui summons all his courage and travels to the highest summit of Haleakalā, where he confronts the Mighty Kalā.

Why Māui Snared the Sun was featured at the Honolulu ‘Ohina Short Film Festival and the Guam International Film Festival where it was presented with the Best in Animation award in 2011.

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