REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI’I SEASON 4 + DUCKWORTHY + AMEFIL

REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI‘I is a film series that redresses gender inequity in the film industry by documenting the real-life stories of Hawai‘i women filmmakers through a female gaze. Filmed by all-women crews, these short portraits reveal untold stories of local activists and artists who preserve Hawai‘i history and culture through film. Each episode features an accomplished Hawai‘i filmmaker recounting the challenges and triumphs of her life and career. HIFF is honored to present the fourth season of this Emmy-winning series, spotlighting pioneering filmmakers and creatives that helped shape our unique and diverse media landscape: The late Leanne K. Ferrer as the first executive producer of Pacific Islanders in Communications; the late Stephanie Castillo (SANDAAN: 100 YEARS OF FILIPINOS IN AMERICA), Ann Marie Kirk (HOMEALANI), and Jana Kealoha Park (MY PARTNER, E MALAMA PONO WILLY BOY); camerawoman/editor Shaneika Aguilar; and filmmaker Sancia Miala Shiba Nash (part of kekahi wahi film initiative).

 

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Presented in Multiple Parts

REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI’I: ANN MARIE KIRK

Ann Marie Nālani Kirk is an award-winning filmmaker from Maunalua, Oʻahu. Her recent films include: Kai Piha...
9 min | Amber McClure | | WORLD PREMIERE | English
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REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI’I: JANA K. PARK

Born on Oʻahu and raised on Molokaʻi, Jana has been acting, writing, producing and directing since she was a...
9 min | Fé María Vásquez | | WORLD PREMIERE | English
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REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI’I: LEANNE K. FERRER

Leanne was an exceptional leader, storyteller, mother, friend, advocate, and visionary highly regarded in the ...
9 min | Vera Zambonelli | | WORLD PREMIERE | English
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REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI’I: SANCIA MIALA SHIBA NASH

Sancia Miala Shiba Nash is a filmmaker from Kīhei, Maui. Through time-based media, she works collaboratively ...
9 min | Meleanna Aluli Meyer | | WORLD PREMIERE | English
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REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI’I: SHANEIKA AGUILAR

Born and raised on the island of O‘ahu, cinematographer Shaneika Aguilar has always been fascinated with cam...
9 min | Shirley Thompson | | WORLD PREMIERE | English
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REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI’I: STEPHANIE J. CASTILLO

An EMMY-award winning director and independent filmmaker for 30 years, Stephanie Castillo was a former Honolul...
9 min | Marlene Booth | | WORLD PREMIERE | English
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DUCKWORTHY

An inspiring tale of Senator Tammy Duckworth, shaped by her heritage and fueled by her unwavering spirit and h...
7 min | MG Evangelista | | WORLD PREMIERE | English
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AMEFIL

For the first time on film, 80-year-old Hawai‘i civil rights pioneer and Filipina activist Amy Agbayani give...
16 min | Eleni Avendaño | | WORLD PREMIERE | English
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