06-24 November 2019

MAUNA KEA: THROUGH THE KIAI LENS

MAUNA KEA: THROUGH THE KIAI LENS

Mauna Kea: Through The Kia‘i Lens

Film For Thought
Ciara Lacy, Jalena Keane-Lee and Mikey Inouye

United States

2019 / 75’ / World Premiere / English

MAUNA KEA: THROUGH THE KIAI LENS
MAUNA KEA: THROUGH THE KIAI LENS

This event is FREE but ticketed due to limited space. Please click the link below under Screenings to get your free tickets to the Oahu screening. Please click the TICKET INFO link to find out more about the Hilo Screening. If sold out, we will have a Stand-By line on-site at the theaters. 

Free to the public, this special program presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities presents films that capture the zeitgeist defining ‘Kapu Aloha’ movement happening on top of Mauna Kea and the fight to block the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project from breaking ground. To kia‘i protectors and their supporters, Mauna Kea is sacred land, and TMT is seen as an extension of post-colonial encroachment. To TMT proponents, this is a movement against science and innovation.

This short film program will consist of the following documentary shorts:

STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS directed by Jalena Keane-Lee: STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS follows Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists at the forefront of the movement to protect their sacred mountain, Mauna a Wakea, from an eighteen story, Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).

THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE directed by Ciara Lacy: Award-winning filmmaker (HIFF37’s Best Made in Hawai‘i Film for OUT OF STATE) and Sundance Native Lab fellow Ciara Lacy’s THIS IS THE WAY WE RISE is an exploration into the creative process, following Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio as her calling to protect Mauna Kea inspires her work as a poet.

LIKE A MIGHTY WAVE directed by Mikey Inouye: On Wednesday, July 17th 2019, a heavily armed police force arrested 36 Native Hawaiian kūpuna peacefully protecting Maunakea from desecration. The actions from that day sparked an international outcry and brought new life to the ongoing movement for Native Hawaiians’ rights for self-determination.

The rest of the program will involve videos that have been shared online during the summer, as well as works that will be produced especially for this program (TBA). The film screening will be followed by an extended Q&A with the filmmakers and will be moderated by Ilima Long, head of Mauna Kea Media + Communications.

-Anderson Le

Screenings
Saturday 9 18:15 - 20:05Regal Dole Cannery 14
RUSH (Standy Line)
When all tickets for a screening have been distributed, standby lines are formed 1 hour prior to show time. 
5 minutes before screening begins
Monday 11 13:00 - 14:50Regal Dole Cannery 1
Saturday 23 12:30 - 13:50The Palace Theater
FREE
DirectorCiara Lacy, Jalena Keane-Lee and Mikey Inouye.

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