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As part of HIFF’s 2021 Film For Thought Program presented by the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, join us for a special Conversation With The Rebel Film Collective, the directors and producers of HIGH TIDE DON’T HIDE. The conversation will also include one of the student heroes featured in the film, Fili Fepulea‘i-Tapua‘i. The conversation will be moderated by Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Professor in the department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
About The Rebel Film Collective
Phil Stebbing, Co-Director, Co-Producer
Over the last 30 years, Phil has worked with British Broadcasters, Discovery Channel and National Geographic, specialising in presenter-led factual programs and observational documentaries. He has received awards for various productions from Sundance Festival, International Wildlife Film Festival, Jackson Hole, Realscreen, Grierson Award..
Niva Kay, Writer, Co-Director, Co-Producer
Niva is a filmmaker passionate about storytelling, environmental and social justice. Niva has built a successful career as a digital producer, creating content in various media forms, including writing, photography, videography and graphics. She is co-author of the number one best-selling book, ‘The Abundant Garden’. Niva and her partner established Pakaraka Permaculture, a regenerative market garden and education centre on the Coromandel Peninsula.
Emily McDowell, Co-Director, Co-Producer
Emily has directed and produced environmental issues-focused documentaries for broadcasters including BBC World, MTV International and Māori Television, typically further shared as high school and tertiary educational resources. Her series on young people and climate change screened to the world’s largest youth audience. She is a co-founder of Major Arc, a charity championing films committed to positive social change.
Nia Phipps, Co-Director, Co-Producer
Nia is a creative producer and impact producer. Recent documentary projects include Land of the Long White Cloud – a web series confronting white privilege and the legacy of a colonial history in Aotearoa New Zealand. Minimum series, produced for Radio New Zealand online – a web series on the reality of life on minimum wage for women in New Zealand. She is currently employed as a coordinator in the Talent Development Department at the New Zealand Film Commission.