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ʻULUʻULU MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE PRESENTS: SNAPSHOTS OF (OVER) TOURISM IN HAWAI‘I

The past two and half years of COVID lockdown and protocols were a moment of reflection and reckoning for local residents to reconsider Hawai‘i and tourism, which had become unwieldy via lack of resources, irreparable damage to ecosystems and the environment, traffic that rivaled Los Angeles, and the watering down of Native Hawaiian culture and …

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PASIFIKA FILMMAKING: IN CONVERSATION WITH THE TEAMS BEHIND KĀINGA & MAKAWALU

HIFF and Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) are honored to recognize Aotearoa-based producer Kerry Warkia. Originally from Papua New Guinea, she relocated to New Zealand for university and has since forged a vibrant film & tv career producing mainly Pacific Islander content, as well as providing mentorship in her groundbreaking series of films starting with …

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NEW PERSPECTIVES IN FILMMAKING

As part of 2022’s New American Perspective’s program presented in partnership with the Vilcek Foundation, HIFF will present a FREE panel discussion with filmmakers spotlighted in this year’s program: Deborah Chow, Laurent Barthelemy, Ellie Foumbi, Nardeep Khurmi, and Rena Owen. The filmmakers will discuss their careers, their works, and their experiences as foreign-born artists. Panelists: …

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SHE SAID

A testament to the power of investigative journalism, SHE SAID details the journey of reporters and editors engaged in the unrelenting pursuit of the truth and highlights the courage of survivors and witnesses who chose to come forward to stop a serial predator in his tracks. Together, their commitment and fortitude sparked a national conversation, …

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YUDO

Pity those who chose a walk-in shower over a soaking tub as you float through YUDO: THE WAY OF THE BATH. Two estranged brothers inherit Marukin Hot Springs, a small-town bathhouse. One sees it as an homage to their late father; the other – a struggling architect – as lucrative real estate for condos. Their …

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WOMEN TALKING

In a hayloft on a prairie far away some Mennonite women gather to conspire. They have choices—just like us: they could stay silent and do nothing; they could stand up and fight; or they can leave. The setting of this story is a clear metaphor of patriarchal oppression, for they need to outlast the abuse …

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WILDCAT

Harry, a British Afghan war vet crippled by depression and PTSD, arrives at an animal rescue program deep in the Peruvian jungle and finds solace while nurturing an orphaned baby ocelot whom he is preparing for reentry into the wild. He’s assisted by the project’s creator Samantha—-a brilliant, academically trained American conservationist with her own …

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WHINA

For nearly a century, Dame Whina Cooper’s voice never stopped asserting the rights of her people – land rights, women’s rights, education rights – and striving for unity between Māori and Pākehā (New Zealand Europeans). In 1975, Whina (Rena Owen), frail but still sharp as a knife, is roused to unite Māori to fight not …

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WHETŪ MĀRAMA – BRIGHT STAR

Three decades ago, there were no waka hourua (Māori watercraft), no ocean going waka/canoes and no surviving knowledge of celestial navigation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Oral history and carved artifacts were all that remained of the ancestral Pacific voyagers. Sir Hekenukumai ‘Hek’ Puhipi Busby has helmed this renaissance in Aotearoa/New Zealand. He reached out across the …

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