06-24 November 2019

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK : THE WEAVERS OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL TAPESTRIES

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK : THE WEAVERS OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL TAPESTRIES

Many Hands Make Light Work : The Weavers Of The Hawai‘i State Capitol Tapestries

Made in Hawaii
George Tahara and Web Anderson

United States

1969 / 30’ / English

MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK : THE WEAVERS OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL TAPESTRIES
MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK : THE WEAVERS OF THE HAWAII STATE CAPITOL TAPESTRIES

ʻUluʻulu preserves our moving image history to honor the past, and ensure their availability for future generations. This year we honor those women who were commissioned to create the massive tapestries that hang on the walls of the State Capitol chambers. For 50 years they have adorned the walls of the Senate and House chambers, quietly providing color, background, style, and decoration – but it took a village to create them. We will take a look back in time to see the many hands that made light work.

This program will include a 30-minute film, followed by 45-minute panel discussion. Opening with an edited version of the newly preserved footage from the documentary “Hawaii State Legislature: E Komo Mai, The House Is Yours” (directed by George Tahara 1969) and followed by archival film of the making of the State Capitol tapestries (directed by Web Anderson 1970) (TRT 30 min), the presentation will end with a 45-minute panel discussion by members from the original weaver hui, today’s weaving community and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the entity that commissioned the work.

Screenings
Sunday 10 16:00 - 17:30Regal Dole Cannery 18
DirectorGeorge Tahara and Web Anderson.

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