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Nia Tero’s Kin Theory Database for Global Indigenous Creatives

Nia Tero Launches Kin Theory Database for Global Indigenous Creatives  //by Jessica Ramirez, Creative Producer, Nia Tero   After almost three years of dreaming, website development, and community building, Nia Tero is proud to announce the launch of Kin Theory, a global database for Indigenous creatives. Media makers from around the world who identify as Indigenous are …

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Strong representation of HIFF official selections in just announced Academy Awards nominations

The 94th annual Academy Award nominations were announced earlier this week with very strong representation from several HIFF41 official selections. Taking the lead with a whopping 12 Oscar nominations is Jane Campion’s THE POWER OF THE DOG, including Best Picture, Best Director, and sweeping all the acting nominations for its main cast. Read our recent …

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HIFF at Waimea Theater on Kauai, Nov 18-21

The 41st Hawai‘i International Film Festival presented by Halekulani (#HIFF41) will be heading to Kauai at the Waimea Theater from November 18-21. Highlights include new films from Okinawa (MIRACLE CITY KOZA), Japan (THE FABLE: THE KILLER WHO DOESN’T KILL), and South Korea (HOSTAGE: MISSING CELEBRITY). Another highlight is the hilarious family dreamed THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS …

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Revisiting HIFF’s Q&A with just announced Nobel prize honoree Maria Ressa

The news earlier this week that Rappler founder and embattled journalist Maria Ressa became the first Filipino to be awarded the prestigious Nobel peace prize was greeted by human rights activists around the world. The award has put a spotlight on the struggle of journalists and activists fighting President Rodrigo Duterte’s attacks on press freedom. …

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