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Wyland film Blues Planet to show at HIFF Tuesday October 16, 2012 6:00pm

Music is as common to our lives as breathing, but for some people music is an expression, a way of dealing with loss, gaining insight, and exploring issues. Using post-Katrina New Orleans as a backdrop, BLUES PLANET: SOUNDS explores the state of our world’s oceans highlighting many of today’s most pressing issues, from the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster to overfishing and marine debris. The documentary film gains insights and inspiration from some of today’s top musicians and environmental leaders including blues legend Taj Mahal and renowned oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle. These musicians have gathered as the Wyland Blues Planet Band in New Orleans one year after the infamous Gulf oil spill. They, like many of us, want to rebuild the spirit of a region rocked by loss through the common language of music.

BLUES PLANET: SOUNDS investigates our relationship with the planet we call home – both the good and the bad. Through a series of historical accounts of environmental degradation and major conservational breakthroughs to the music of the Wyland Blues Planet Band, BLUES PLANET: SOUNDS delivers a message of hope.

The film till be screened at Dole Cannery B, at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 16

To reserve tickets, please go to:

Start Date: Tuesday October 16th, 2012

Time: 6.00pm

Hawaii International Film Festival — Green Screen/Environmental Films

Here are the environmental films screening this year at HIFF. Our full program is available online: Program guides will be printed and tickets will go on sale soon!

Green Screen Films

United States 2011 | 90 min.
Documentary, Environment

AMAZON GOLD is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey that bears witness to the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold. The result of the...

Oct 15 - 6:00PM Doris Duke Theater

United States 2012 | 40 min.
Biography, Documentary, Educational, Self-discovery, Spiritual

What fuels an Awakening World? That's what filmmaker Sebastian Siegel sets out to uncover through interviews with renowned authors, leaders from various fields and globally recognized artists....

Oct 20 - 6:00PM Dole Cannery D

Bolivia, Canada, France, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, United States 2012 | 75 min.
Documentary, Environment

CHASING ICE is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. Using time-lapse cameras, his videos compress years into...

Oct 18 - 6:45PM Dole Cannery E

Vietnam 2012 | 27 min.
Documentary, Educational, Food, Social Issues, Women

Nguyen Le Hang is one of the fortunate ones. Hanoi's Hom Market has been spared the wrecking ball - at least for now. Dinh Thuy Hang has not been so lucky. Hang struggles to survive in a...

Oct 20 - 3:30PM Dole Cannery C

Germany 2012 | 85 min.
Documentary, Environment, Social Issues

Fatih Akin’s POLLUTING PARADISE documents devastation of a Turkish village, in 2007 a massive landfill site, where tales of bureaucracy and dogged resistance meet when the idyll is threatened...

Oct 12 - 4:30PM Dole Cannery C

Canada, China 2011 | 78 min.
Documentary, Environment, History, Social Issues

Seen through the eyes of activist, farmers and journalists, Waking the Green Tiger follows an extraordinary campaign to stop a huge dam project on the Upper Yangtze river in southwestern China....

Oct 20 - 3:30PM Dole Canne

United States 2012 | 65 min.
Documentary, Educational, Environment

Using post-Katrina New Orleans as a backdrop, BLUES PLANET: SOUNDS explores the state of our world’s oceans highlighting many of today’s most pressing issues. This documentary...

Oct 16 - 6:00PM Dole Cannery B


Japan 2012 | 134 min.
Asia, Drama, Environment, Social Issues

Yoichi lives in a rural town called Oba Town (the home of the famous nuclear power plant) with his pregnant wife Izumi and his parents Yasuhiko Ono and Chieko. Their lives are filled with an...

Oct 12 - 6:15PM Dole Cannery D
Oct 15 - 1:00PM Dole Cannery B


Marshall Islands, United States 2012 | 87 min.
Documentary, Environment, History, Social Issues

A shocking political expose and intimate ethnographic portrait of Pacific Islanders struggling for survival and justice after decades of top-secret U.S. human radiation experiments conducted on...

Oct 18 - 9:15PM Dole Cannery C


United States 2011 | 87 min.
Documentary, Environment, Food, Social Issues

About 85% of the food we consume in Hawai`i is shipped in from the Mainland. Much of our prime agriculture land is being repurposed for development or as GMO testing grounds. SEEDS OF HOPE,...

Oct 13 - 3:00PM Dole Cannery B
Oct 19 - 3:30PM Dole Cannery B

Indonesia, United States 2012 | 80 min.
Documentary, Environment, Social Issues

If hell has a smell, it’s probably rotten eggs. For the miners at Kawah Ijen in Indonesia, hell is a daily reality. WHERE HEAVEN MEETS HELL profiles four men who do some of the...

Oct 15 - 6:15PM Dole Cannery D
Oct 20 - 1:00PM Dole Cannery E

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Outreach Coordinator

Start Date: October 11, 2012

End Date: October 21, 2012

Lunalilo Home Film Series: Honoring Eddie & Myrna Kamae on 9/30

Aloha kakou,

On Sunday, September 30 from 2:00-3:30 pm, please join us for a special event honoring Eddie and Myrna Kamae for their great contribution to cultural preservation through music and film. Lunalilo Home will be launching its, “Preserving a Legacy: A Lunalilo Home Film Series”, celebrating the music, language, people and places of old Hawai‘i through documentary films. The first of the series will feature a special screening of the Kamaes’ documentary film, LI‘A: The Legacy of a Hawaiian Man,and include live music by Palaka ‘Ohana. See the attached flyer for more information. This series will continue on the last Sunday of the next 8 months and feature films created by the Kamaes. Please join us and invite along your family and friends.

Sunday, September 30, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Lunalilo Home
501 Kekauluohi Street
Honolulu, HI 96825

RSVP at 395-1000 or email

We look forward to having you join us on this special occasion with our kupuna, their families, and our community to come together and share memories while celebrating our Hawaiian history and culture!

Start Date: Sunday September 30th, 2012

Maoli Film Fest in honor of Maoli Arts Month!

The 2nd Annual Maoli Film Fest
In honor of Maoli Arts Month at Kumu Kahua Theatre!

The Tribunal by Namaka
In August 1993, the production team of Na Maka o ka 'Aina spent twelve days capturing on video the proceedings of the Peoples' International Tribunal Hawai'i 1993 in which the United States and the State of
Hawai'i were put on trial for crimes against the native people of Hawai'i, the Kanaka Maoli

Kumu Kahua brings you a special showing of
several award winning short and feature-length films

Keao by Kaliko Spenser

Blessed Assurance by 'Aina Paikai

What would happen in Hawai`i if the world's
supply of gasoline mysteriously vanished?
Huki Ulua by Lana Dang

(Going Fishing) Three stages of dating: Boy
meets girl. Boy gets girl. Boy learns the
importance of knowing his roots.

Ka Pua by Erin Lau
A glance into the life of Elizabeth Lau: despite
her age, she still retains beauty through aloha.
Pa'ahana by Lana Dang

(in Hawaiian) Kekoa wants the best for his
daughter, though he is struggling with the
fact that he cannot achieve what he wants.
The most he has to offer his daughter is the
ability to speak Hawaiian.

Moke Action by 'Aina Paikai
From the UH film school comes the hilarious and somewhat unintelligible tale of a confrontation in Yuen’s Grocery on a hot afternoon.

Vacancy by Nathan Kurosawa
A Hawaiian man disheartened by his life finds strength and identity through his ancient, ancestral history and a reminder to never forget the past.

Keao by Kaliko Spenser
Keao follows a young woman's journey of self-actualization through the use of ancient cultural practices.

May 5 - 630p

Immediately following this screening
will be our film maker's forum

May 4 - 700p
MAMo honors Na Maka O Ka
Aina and Kekuni Blaisdell

May 5 - 830p
Get A Job by Brian Kohne
An award-winning film about how, to save
his own job, a Hawaiian employment agent
(Willie K) must find work for the most
unemployable man on Maui (Eric Gilliom).
Mai Ka Piko Mai, A Ho`i by Matt Yamashita
Fourteen years after Native Hawaiians stop the U.S.
military from bombing the Hawaiian island of
Kaho`olawe (Kanaloa), the brave activists who led the
movement return to tell their stories. With them come
the families of modern Hawaiian navigators, returning to
a land that was sacred to their ancient seafaring

May 4 - 900p
Check out our
Facebook event
for more information.

Call Kumu Kahua
(M-F, 11a-3p)
Tickets are a $10 donation
for each showing
This is a Fundraising Event for Kumu Kahua

Start Date: May 4, 2012

Time: various

End Date: May 5, 2012

Chocolate-themed Film & Food catered by Sweet Home Waimanalo

Join Us at Sweet Home Waimanalo for a Fresh & Flavorful FUNraiser with Chocolate-themed Food, the film Chocolat and a chat with Hawaii Food Policy Council folks (Limited Seating. RSVP Now!)

6-9pm Saturday, May 26

6 pm: Meet, mix & mingle

6:30 pm: Chocolate-themed Film & Food catered by Sweet Home Waimanalo

"The feature film Chocolat is about a woman and a daughter who open up a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Chocolate-themed entree, pupus, drink and onolicious chocolate tart for dessert. We'll have other thirst-quenching beverages as well. If can...BYOP (bring your own plate, cup, utensils and napkin and receive a special gift)

8 pm: Hang out for a bit to chat with the folks from the Hawaii Food Policy Council to hear what they're up to and why this FUNraiser and your support is so helpful for Hawaii's food system.

Lastly, PLEASE KOKUA...event parking on Aloiloi Street (adjacent to McDonald's).

Start Date: Saturday, May 26

Time: 6-9pm

Hawaii International Film Festival: Environmental Films — April 15 & April 19

Here is a link to the film list: . Tickets are on sale now and there is a special group rate of $8 per person with a minimum of 10 people in a group for the viewing of one film. Here is information for our environmental films: SURVIVING PROGRESS and THE BIG FIX.

United States 2011 | English | 86M
DIRECTOR: Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks
CAST: Margaret Atwood, Enio Beata, Colin Beavan
Sunday, April 15 ­– 12:15 PM

Based on Ronald Wright’s best-seller “A Short History of Progress” this intelligent, provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major “progress traps” facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment. Featuring powerful arguments from such visionaries as Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Hawking, and Ronald Wright himself, this enlightening and visually spectacular film invites us to contemplate the progress traps that destroyed past civilizations and that lie treacherously embedded in our own.

United States 2012 | English | 89M
DIRECTOR: Josh Tickell, Rebecca Haris Tickell
Thursday, April 19 - 7:30 PM

On April 22, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig run by BP sunk into the Gulf of Mexico creating the worst oil spill in history. Until the oil well was killed on September 19, 779,037,744 liters of crude oil and over 7, 000,000 liters of chemical dispersant spread into the sea.
By exposing the root causes of the spill filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell uncover a vast network of corruption.
The Big Fix is a damning indictment of a system of government led by a powerful and secretive oligarchy that puts the pursuit of profit over all other human and environmental needs.

For any other questions or concerns, feel free to email me at
Hope to see you at the showcase!

Start Date: April 15

Time: 12:15 PM

End Date: April 19

Time: 9 PM


Happy Spring to all our OKA! Fans!

OKA opened in Portland on March 23, and we're thrilled to go back to Hawaii - this time in Honolulu - for special screenings in April. More information about both cities is below.

We hope to see you at the theater!

Regal Fox Tower
846 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Honolulu Academy of Arts
The Doris Duke Theatre
900 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

Happy Spring to all our OKA! Fans!

OKA opened in Portland on March 23, and we're thrilled to go back to Hawaii - this time in Honolulu - for special screenings in April. More information about both cities is below.

We hope to see you at the theater!

Regal Fox Tower
846 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Honolulu Academy of Arts
The Doris Duke Theatre
900 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

The stunning soundtrack for OKA! is now available at iTunes and CD Baby
26 gorgeous songs composed by Chris Berry and the Bayaka people.
Director Lavinia Currier was interviewed for NPR's All Things Considered. She discusses the film and its music.

Veteran music critic Robert Christgau gives the OKA! soundtrack an A! at MSN.

-Andy Webster, The New York Times

"A lyrical approach to mankind's connection to the wild."

"(A) tapestry of cultural nuances, atmosphere, and song"
-Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

Thanks to all of you that have continued to support OKA! as we make our way to theaters across the U.S.

Please continue to help spread the word about OKA! with updates and tweets on Facebook and Twitter. We love hearing from you!

You can also encourage a friend to sign up for this newsletter (forward this email to them!)

And, of course, please encourage your friends in Portland and Austin to come out to the theater and support the film!

Thanks so much for all you do - it is so appreciated!

Start Date: April 17th

End Date: April 20th

“Bag It” environmental film and Hawaiian crafts to be featured at Mākeke Kapolei

Kapolei, HI, March 19, 2012 – Mākeke Kapolei, a weekly farmers’ and green market for the community of Kapolei, will show the award-winning film, “Bag It: Is your life too plastic?” as well as provide demonstrations of a Hawaiian tradition called hana hei, storytelling through string figures. These activities will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 3:30 – 6:00 pm, free of charge, at Kapolei High School’s main parking lot, located at 91-5007 Kapolei Parkway.

According to the makers of “Bag It,” the average American uses about 500 plastic bags each year for an average of 12 minutes before they are discarded. Two million plastic bottles are consumed in the U.S every 5 minutes, with less than 25% recycled. By watching this film, viewers won’t see plastic the same way again and will hopefully reduce their use of plastic to improve the health of the environment and themselves. Simultaneously, market-goers can also learn how early Hawaiians told stories using string figures, based on a tradition called hana hei. Mikiala Kanekoa and her students of Hālau ʻO Kaululauaʻe, will lead this activity geared for all ages. Kanekoa, kumu hula of the hālau, is also a teacher at Kapolei High.

Pauline Sato, Executive and Program Director of the Mālama Learning Center said, “Students from the Kapolei community as well as a shelter in Kalaeloa are special guests for these activities, thanks to assistance from the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation and a grant from the Queen Liliʻuokalani Children’s Center. We’re excited to provide these educational opportunities for them as well as other interested market-goers.”

Mākeke Kapolei provides resources to create a community that is healthy and connected to its cultural roots. Mākeke Kapolei has asked all vendors to stop using plastic bags and encourages shoppers to use reusable bags. The market also does not sell beverages in plastic bottles. Educational activities are provided on a monthly basis.

Mālama Learning Center is a non-profit organization based in Kapolei that teaches and inspires communities to live and work in a healthy, sustainable way. For more information, please contact or 692-8200 x2267.

Start Date: March 22, 2012

Time: 3:30 pm

Time: 6:30 pm

“Release Our Water,” Public Health Movie Night! Thurs Jan 26

Public Health Movie Night! Thurs Jan 26

January 26, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Manoa Campus, Hālau O Haumea at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies on the UH Mānoa Campus
The movie will be “Release our Water,” which will be shown at 5:30 at Hālau O Haumea at the Kamakakūokalani. “Release Our Water is a story of a native people struggling to maintain their traditional way of life amid ongoing depletion of their natural resources. The producers traveled throughout East Maui, a region whose population is 5/8ths Native Hawaiian. There, they interviewed people deeply concerned over the depletion of their natural resources – chief among them, water.” Shown at the Center for Hawaiian Studies on the UH Mānoa Campus.
The movie will be followed by a discussion that will include panelists Camille Kalama from the Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. & Charlie Reppun, a kalo famer & community organizer from Waiāhole, O'ahu.

We will have light snacks. Please invite anyone you think would be interested to come join us.

Ticket Information
Free & Open to Public

Event Sponsor
Hālau O Haumea at the Kamakakūokalani, Manoa Campus

More Information
Tetine Sentell, PhD, 956-5781,

Start Date: January 26, 2012

Time: 5:30 p.m.

End Date: 8:00 p.m.

Ingredients Hawaii

Come to Mamiya Theatre on Saturday, February 4, for Ingredients Hawaii where you can meet the cast and crew and see the world premiere of Ingredients Hawaii, Part One. This local documentary describes the ways in which Hawaii is reclaiming its agriculture and local food traditions despite the daunting food future.

The VIP Reception and World Premiere will begin at 5:30pm for $45, followed by a film discussion on the future of sustainable agriculture in Hawaii. A second screening at 9:00pm is available for $10 pre-sale, or $12 at the door ($5 for students with valid ID).

Parking is free and will be marked by signs. For tickets and more information please visit us at A trailer of the film can also be seen at

Grab a friend and get your tickets today! Enjoy the film!

Start Date: 02/04/2012

Time: 5:30pm

End Date: 02/04/2012

Time: 11:00pm

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