DEAR CORKY, MY CHINATOWN, WITH ALOHA, NANCY BANNICK: SAVING HONOLULU’S CHINATOWN, VOICES OF KAPAʻA TOWN
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LOOKING BACK – IMAGES OF HOME
This special program focused on community preservation is co-presented by the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. The program will feature four short films followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers moderated by the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation.
United States 2022 | English | 17M
Director: Curtis Chin
For over fifty years, New York native Corky Lee photographed his hometown’s Chinatown, and Asian American communities around the country. With a strong sense of social justice, he captured activists, celebrities, and everyday heroes with equal passion, taking over a hundred thousand photos. Sadly, while documenting the latest rise of anti-Asian hate crimes, Corky fell to COVID. Through his own words and pictures, Dear Corky reveals the man behind the camera.
MY CHINATOWN, WITH ALOHA
United States 2022 | English | 10M
Director: Kimberlee Bassford
Fourth-generation Chinese American Kimberlee Bassford explores her family’s relationship to Honolulu Chinatown and the parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and the 1899-1900 bubonic plague that hit Hawai‘i, while highlighting the ways the two public health crises transformed the iconic neighborhood then and now.
NANCY BANNICK: SAVING HONOLULU’S CHINATOWN
United States 2022 | English | 11M
Director: Robin Lung
When urban renewal projects threatened to wipe out Honolulu’s Chinatown in the 1960’s-70’s, photojournalist Nancy Bannick fought to preserve the historic cultural district through her photographs and activism.
VOICES OF KAPAʻA TOWN
United States 2021 | English | 8M
Director: Christina Aiu, Franz Schmutzer
A heartfelt “talk story” with kūpuna and friends as they reflect on living, growing and remaining in a small Kauaʻi town, while considering its place in history.