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Friday, October 20, 2006

Hawaiinuiakea Film Festival

Last year, the Hawaiinuiakea Film Festival was launched to feature indigenous films from the Pacific. The fest will be held again this year, in conjunction with HIFF, at UH Manoa's Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. Fest organizers are UH's Academy for Creative Media, Kawaihuelani, Hawaiian Language Department, and Kamakakuokalani, Hawaiian Studies. Here are the details:

DATES: 10/23, then 11/1-4
LOCATION: Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at UH Manoa, 2645 Dole St
COST: All events are FREE

  • Features, shorts, and documentaries by and/or about Pacific Islanders and native peoples
  • Panel discussions every day of the festival from 11am-12:30pm on topics ranging from film financing to intellectual property to the media's impact on the Hawaiian language
  • Panel on "Preparation and Protocols: Filming With People Who Inhabit Sacred Spaces, Historic places and Contested Sites" on Mon, 10/23, 11am-12:30pm. Hawaiian filmmaker Na'alehu Anthony moderates this panel about how to be pono when filming at locations where the indigenous culture must be considered. Panelists are native filmmakers Lisette Flanary, Vilsoni Hereniko, and Leah Kihara, and part-Hawaiian state film commissioner Donne Dawson.
  • "A Presentation by Maori Film Director Taika Waititi" on Fri, 11/3, 8pm. Waititi is a Maori filmmaker whose short, "Two Cars, One Night," was nominated for an Oscar.
  • Other invited guests are Bird Runningwater from the Sundance Film Institute, Mexican writer Guillermo Arriaga ("21 Grams"), Mark Bauman from National Geographic All Roads Film Project, Maori actor Cliff Curtis ("Whale Rider"), and Indian filmmaker Larry Blackhorse Lowe ("Fifth World").

>> Hawaiinuiakea Film Festival

Free Native Film Showcase on Mon, 9/25
Indigenous Pacific Storytelling
>> Hawaii Looks to New Zealand
>> Hawaii vs. Hawaiian
>> Be Pono!
>> Respecting Host Cultures While Filming
>> Culture Clash

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