River of Small Gods

Directed by

Bradley Tangonan

16 mins

Saturday, November 20, 2021

1:30 PM

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Anela, a Native Hawaiian, is hired by a mysterious sculptor to retrieve lava stones from a sacred riverbed deep in the forests of Hawaiʻi. River of Small Gods is a modern myth about our alienation from the land and the consequences of denying our connection to it.

About the Filmmaker

Bradley Tangonan is a half-Filipino independent film director born in Hawaiʻi and based in New York City. He creates powerful visual narratives that explore the intersection between the everyday and the subconscious. His previous short film, Wilder Palms, won the Audience Award for Best Short and Best Made in Hawaiʻi at the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival. His work has been featured by The Smithsonian, Nowness, The Atlantic, National Geographic and he was recently named Best Emerging Director by the One Club for Creativity.