HIFF TALKS: THE PANTHERS Panel Discussion

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Join us for a special panel discussion with the team behind the groundbreaking series THE PANTHERS, making its Hawai‘i Premiere at HIFF41. In this conversation, the creators and writers behind this series will discuss the origins of the series, the history of The Polynesian Panthers, and the making of the show. Panelists will include Miki Magasiva, Tom Hern, Vea Mafile’o, Halaifonua Finau. The discussion will be moderated by HIFF Artistic Director Anderson Le.

About THE PANTHERS
1974, Auckland, New Zealand. Will ‘Ilolahia, the black sheep of his Tongan family and “The Professor” of the streets, is sick of seeing his community stuck in a broken system. When Trump-esque Prime Minister, Robert Muldoon, comes to power, he wreaks havoc; fueling the divide between white and Polynesian New Zealanders and commencing racially-targeted Immigration raids. Inspired by the Black Panther movement in the USA, Will and a group of young street gangsters and university students form The Polynesian Panthers, to fight the system and become the history-making Revolutionaries that their community so desperately need them to be.

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Showtime Dates: November 18, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm
Passholder Access: All Access, Limited Virtual, Supporter, Hale Virtual Festival, Individual

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DIRECTOR(S)Miki Magasiva, Tom Hern, Vea Mafile’o, Halaifonua Finau

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Film Details

YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 60 Minutes

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