"Finding Ohana follows two siblings, played by Kea Peahu and Alex Aiono, whose trip to an Oahu town becomes a treasure-hunt adventure that connects them to their Hawaiian heritage. According to The Nerds of Color, the actors were excited by the opportunity when they read the script. Peahu, who plays Pili, said she connected with her character through similar life experiences. Actors Lindsay Watson (Hana) and Alex Aiono (E), who play Hana and E, were both quick to realize the significance of having Hawaiian culture portrayed in such an authentic light and at such a large scale, reports The Nerds of Color."
Works and media about the indigenous people of the Pacific Islands which encompass the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia (which includes Rapa Nui/Easter Island.)
The Pacific Islands have had a long history of colonization and the violence that it brings, and often times have inaccurate or offensive portrayals. This index wishes to highlight the works that focus on Pacific Islanders and their people. Please make sure that the work being added is about them.
See also Creators of Pacific Islands Descent.
See also African-American Media, Asian-American Media, Latino-American Media, and Native American and First Nations Media.
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Film — Animation
- Lilo & Stitch franchise (original 20022006 continuity): The human protagonist and the Earth-born members of her family are Native Hawaiian.
Film — Live-Action
- Rise of the Kasai
- Lilo & Stitch video games
- Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire takes place in a fictional archipelago based heavily off of Polynesia, and whose main story deals with its fantasy world's version of 19th century colonialism in the region.
- Sin With Me: Malakai's route (Samoan-American love interest).