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      The Wind & the Reckoning

      Released Nov 4, 2022 1 hr. 34 min. Drama TRAILER for The Wind & the Reckoning: Trailer 1 List
      50% 8 Reviews Tomatometer 95% 100+ Ratings Audience Score 1893. The Hawaiian Kingdom has been overthrown by a Western power just as an outbreak of leprosy engulfs the tropical paradise. The new government orders all Native Hawaiians suspected of having the foreign disease banished permanently to a remote colony on the island of Moloka'i that is known as 'the island of the living grave'. When a local cowboy named Ko'olau (Jason Scott Lee) and his young son Kalei (Kahiau Perreira) contract the dreaded disease, they refuse to allow their family to be separated, sparking an armed clash with brutal white island authorities that will make Ko'olau and his wife, Pi'ilani (Lindsay Marie Anuhea Watson) heroes for the ages. Based on real-life historical events as told through the memoirs of Pi'ilani herself. Read More Read Less

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      Nancy Using the Hawaiian language with English subtitles, the story of how the infected people how their sickness was dealt with. The greed and disrespect for the local people, when they came from foreign places. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/19/22 Full Review Debra Young I love to learn the history of the family that escaped having to go to Molokai and being torn apart they are such a strong family united Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/11/22 Full Review Dawn Excellent film! Beautifully made. A must-see! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/04/22 Full Review Christina The story and the superb acting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/01/22 Full Review Pamela Authentic language and culture. True depiction. Powerful true story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/27/22 Full Review Yolanda Well done movie. Actors reached their audiences. Scenes were breath taking! A must see movie! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/26/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Concepción de León New York Times Sadly, the film does not carry the emotional punch that the subject matter warrants. May 25, 2023 Full Review Jana Monji Age of the Geek This seems to be one of the first Hawaiian language film with international distribution, but while it tells a story worth knowing, the acting is uneven and there are other questionable choices made by this production. Rated: 2/5 Sep 25, 2023 Full Review Joel Fisher Battle Royale With Cheese The Wind & The Reckoning brings the true story to life without embellishment and does so with a beautiful cinematography. Jun 5, 2023 Full Review Daniel M. Kimmel North Shore Movies Watching THE WIND AND THE RECKONING one can’t help but think of Florida, where its governor believes people have to be “protected” from being exposed to the country’s tragic legacy of racism, the filmmakers here pull no punches. Rated: 3.5/5 Jun 2, 2023 Full Review Avi Offer NYC Movie Guru Mildly engaging with breathtaking, poetic scenery, but emotionally hollow, tedious and undercooked. May 27, 2023 Full Review Jennie Kermode Eye for Film An epic tale weighted with meaning for Hawaiian viewers. Rated: 3.5/5 May 12, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 1893. The Hawaiian Kingdom has been overthrown by a Western power just as an outbreak of leprosy engulfs the tropical paradise. The new government orders all Native Hawaiians suspected of having the foreign disease banished permanently to a remote colony on the island of Moloka'i that is known as 'the island of the living grave'. When a local cowboy named Ko'olau (Jason Scott Lee) and his young son Kalei (Kahiau Perreira) contract the dreaded disease, they refuse to allow their family to be separated, sparking an armed clash with brutal white island authorities that will make Ko'olau and his wife, Pi'ilani (Lindsay Marie Anuhea Watson) heroes for the ages. Based on real-life historical events as told through the memoirs of Pi'ilani herself.
      Director
      David L. Cunningham
      Screenwriter
      John Fusco
      Distributor
      Lynmar Entertainment
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 4, 2022, Limited