Missed the Conversation? View the panel discussion HERE via the HIFF Facebook Page.
Ulu’ulu, Hawai’i's official state archive for moving images located at the University of Hawai’i -West O’ahu campus and online, is dedicated to the care, preservation, and digitization of film and videotaped history and culture of Hawai’i. The archive’s mission via preservation is to honor the past and ensure its availability for future generations.
The Polynesian Voyaging Society was founded on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration and seeks to perpetuate the art and scientific of tradition Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experimental educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments.
Together PVS and ‘Ulul’ulu have partnered to celebrate the rich stories of Hōkūleʻa, first through “He Wa’a, He Honua”, a one-hour documentary that pays tribute to the sweeping cultural renaissance that began in the 1970s and will continue with the environmental revitalization led by Hōkūleʻa and her upcoming circumnavigation of the Pacific, known as the Pacific Sail.
Four of these previous Hōkūleʻa films are available to view on HIFF's streaming platform from November 16-29, and all for free. View the full list of films here.
PVS will present this free online discussion at 7pm on Friday, Nov 20th, 2020 with visionary and courageous leaders of the 1970s Hawaiian rights movement and the young leaders who will propel us to a new renaissance.
Cast and crew:
Dr. Emmet Aluli, Pomai Bertelmann, Bruce Blankenfeld, Denise Espania, Larry Kimura, Kaiʻulani Murphy, Walter Ritte, Nainoa Thompson, Governor John Waihee. Moderated by Elisa Yadao.