65 films/events

Documentary

76 DAYS
76天
China 2020 | 93 min.
New American Perspectives | Documentary

On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories at...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

ASSASSINS
United States 2020 | 104 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary

In 2017, the half-brother of Kim Jong-un was assassinated in Malaysia’s international airport. Kim Jong-nam’s murder occured in broad daylight. It was further illuminated by airport...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

ATOMIC CAFÉ: THE NOISIEST CORNER IN J-TOWN
United States 2020 | 10 min.
Shorts Program: Little Docs | Documentary

In the late 1970’s, when L.A.’s punk rock scene was exploding, an unlikely family-owned restaurant in Little Tokyo started by Japanese Americans returning from America’s WWII...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

BE WATER
United States 2020 | 96 min.
Documentary Panorama | Asian American, Biographical, Documentary, History

Rejected by Hollywood, Bruce Lee returned to Hong Kong to complete four films. Charting his struggles in two worlds, BE WATER explores questions of identity and representation through rare archive,...

Nov 27th 3:00 PM - Nov 28th 3:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

BEACH TO FARM
United States 2020 | 16 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Documentary

Pro surfer Joel Centeio lived at his favorite surf point, but three years ago, he decided to move to off grid land. The movie explores what sustainable means for him and Hawaii.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 21 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 3:00PM  Consolidated Ward

BELLY OF THE BEAST
United States 2020 | 81 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Human Rights, Social Issues, Women

Recent reports of forced sterilizations of detained women in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities may seem like news to many of us, but it is actually the latest manifestation of...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

BEYOND THE MAUNA
United States 2020 | 28 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Documentary, Educational, Family Friendly, Social Issues, Women

Beyond the Mauna is a short documentary about the controversial construction of a Thirty-Meter-Telescope (TMT) on the sacred summit of Mauna Kea in Hawai’i. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
United States 2015 | 115 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Social Issues

Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (FREEDOM RIDERS, THE MURDER OF EMMETT TILL) examines the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture. The...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

CALL CENTER BLUES
Mexico, United States 2020 | 25 min.
Shorts Program: A Better Life | Documentary, Social Issues

A character-driven, cinematic tale of deportation, migration, displacement and opportunistic capitalism, CALL CENTER BLUES follows four characters as they struggle to make sense of their lives in...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

CANE FIRE
United States 2020 | 90 min.
Film For Thought | Documentary, Ethnographic, Experimental, History, Politics, Social Issues

While utilizing footage of Hollywood films set in Hawaii and various corporate commercials that paint the islands as paradise, CANE FIRE examines years of economic and social exploitation of the...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 14 - 7:00PM  Varsity Building Drive-In

COLORS OF KAUA'I
United States 2020 | 13 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Documentary, Educational, Family Friendly, Social Issues

A remote and vibrant community comes to life as they celebrate their first-ever LGBTQ+ Pride. Families, local leaders, and allies fight to transform themselves and the heart of the Purple Island.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 21 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 3:00PM  Consolidated Ward

CONNECTION
United States 2019 | 8 min.
Shorts Program: Little Docs | Documentary, Ethnographic, Social Issues, Women

On a trip to Washington to cast for steelhead fish, Autumn Harry unpacks what it means to overcome her own image of who is a fly fisher and uses the sport to fight for conservation.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

COVER/AGE
United States 2019 | 25 min.
Shorts Program: A Better Life | Documentary, Politics, Social Issues, Women

COVER/AGE follows an elderly caregiver and a policy advocate in the campaign to expand healthcare to include all people, regardless of immigration status or age.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

DAFA METTI
United Kingdom 2019 | 15 min.
Shorts Program: A Better Life | Documentary

Under Paris' glittering Eiffel Tower, undocumented Senegalese migrants sell miniature souvenirs of the monument, to support their families back home. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

DANCING ON MY OWN
United States 2020 | 13 min.
Shorts Program: Little Docs | Documentary, LGBT

Dancing On My Own is a love letter to the queer Asian experience, inspired by New York's radical dance party Bubble_T. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT
United States 2020 | 2 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase | Documentary

My Letter to U.S. President about what our country needs right now.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL
United States 2020 | 83 min.
Film For Thought | Crime Drama, Documentary, Educational, History, Politics, Social Issues, Women

When two peoples of color are pitted against each other in the gruesome coliseum that is the uneven criminal justice system of the United States, who wins? In 2014, Chinese American police officer...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

EN ROUTE
United States 2020 | 5 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Action, Documentary, Experimental

A young local youth discovers his passion for fire knife dancing can save him from the hardships of a troubled upbringing.

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 21 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 3:00PM  Consolidated Ward

FINDING DOHI
Japan, United States 2020 | 26 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Biography, Documentary, Educational, Family Friendly, History, Social Issues, Women

FINDING DOHI is an intimate portrait of a woman separated by culture, language, and thousands of miles from a family she has never met. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

FROM HERE
United States 2020 | 89 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Music, Politics, Social Issues

Germany and the United States are two of the largest immigration countries in the world. And yet, as of late, there have been growing anti-immigrant sentiments in both countries, as people argue...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

GUNDA
Norway, United States 2020 | 93 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Environmental

Where his prior film, AQUARELA was a reminder of the fragility of human tenure on earth, in GUNDA, Viktor Kossakovsky reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals. Through...

Nov 6th 7:00 PM - Nov 6th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Nov 17th 7:00 PM - Nov 17th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HAENYEO VR
South Korea, United States 0 | 7 min.
HIFF XR Showcase | Documentary

This program is FREE. Click the GET TICKETS link below to view this unique XR Program. In this VR experience, guests will get an first person view of what the Haenyeo endure in their...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

THE HEALER AND THE PSYCHIATRIST
Tonga, United Kingdom 2019 | 74 min.
Pacific Showcase | Documentary, Ethnographic, Women

In the South Pacific Island group of Vava’u, the traditional healer Emeline Lolohea treats people affected by spirits. One day away by ferry, the only Tongan Psychiatrist, Dr. Mapa Puloka, has...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HELPING THE HOMELESS
United States 2020 | 5 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase | Documentary

This film is about helping our most vulnerable citizens, the homeless. They are living with nothing, and the law says they aren't allowed to sit or lie down, almost anywhere. We need to help...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

HŌKŪLE'A, STAR OF GLADNESS
United States 1975 | 28 min.
Made In Hawaii: Visions of Hōkūleʻa | Documentary

AVAILABLE ONLINE NOV 16 - 29 | WORLD FREE - CLICK LINK BELOW FOR FREE TICKETS Film transfer of "Hōkūleʻa, Star of Gladness," directed by Tip Davis in 1975. This documentary...

Nov 16th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HŌKŪLEʻA: RETURN TO TAHITI
United States 1980 | 25 min.
Made In Hawaii: Visions of Hōkūleʻa | Documentary

AVAILABLE NOV 16 - 29 | WORLD FREE - CLICK LINK BELOW FOR FREE TICKETS This is the story of the final days of the Hōkūleʻa's voyage on its arrival to Tahiti in March 1980 after 32...

Nov 16th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HŌKŪLEʻA: THE PROUD VOYAGE HOME
United States 1987 | 52 min.
Made In Hawaii: Visions of Hōkūleʻa | Documentary

AVAILABLE ONLINE NOV 16 - 29 | WORLD FREE - CLICK LINK BELOW FOR FREE TICKETS This one hour program reviews the 2-year, 16,000 mile journey of the Polynesian Voyaging Society's...

Nov 16th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

HULI: KOKUA HAWAII AND THE BEGINNING OF THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT IN CONTEMPORARY HAWAI'I
United States 2020 | 131 min.
Made in Hawaii | Documentary

Legendary Native Hawaiian activist and political scientist Haunani-Kay Trask traces the beginnings of the Modern Hawaiian Movement back to Kokua Hawaiʻi, a community-based organization that first...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

I AM GRETA
Sweden 2020 | 98 min.
Centerpiece Presentation | Documentary, Environmental

In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden, starts a school strike for the climate. Her question for adults: "If you don't care about her future on earth, why should...

Fri, Nov 06 - 8:00PM  Ala Moana Drive-In

Sun, Nov 08 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 08 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

IN EVENT OF MOON DISASTER
United States 2019 | 8 min.
HIFF XR Showcase | Documentary, Educational, Experimental, History

This program is FREE. Click the GET TICKETS link below to view this unique XR Program. In July 1969, much of the world celebrated the “giant leap for mankind” that the successful...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

INDIE ARTISTS: SKATEBOARDING
United States 2020 | 8 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Documentary

INDIE ARTISTS: SKATEBOARDING is a short doc series aimed at showcasing unique individuals who use their journey and hobbies as a way of expression and art. This short introduces us to skateboarder,...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 07 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 07 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

INTO THE STORM
United Kingdom 2020 | 84 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Social Issues

Jhonny Guerrero, a boy from a tough barrio in Lima, Peru, started with only a broken, discarded surfboard, and raw talent at surfing. At 14 years old, he was discovered by world surfing champion...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

KA HUAKAʻI: THE JOURNEY TO MERRIE MONARCH
United States 2019 | 46 min.
Made in Hawaii | Documentary

This documentary revolves around three hālau hula (school of hula) as they prepare for their huakaʻi (journey) to the Merrie Monarch Festival, an annual cultural festival that has long been...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 2:30PM  Consolidated Ward

KEEP ROLLING
Hong Kong SAR China 2020 | 112 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Documentary

From director Man Lim Chung, comes an intimate portrait of Hong Kong filmmaker, Ann Hui. Over her 40 year career, Hui has overcome great obstacles, faced difficulties head on, and fiercely pressed on...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

KIPUKA - NEW BEGINNINGS
Japan 2020 | 20 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Documentary

“KIPUKA -New Beginnings” is about five abandoned Japanese Cemeteries in Hawaiʻi, and their grave keepers who share the memories, filmed entirely in Hawaiʻi. 

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sun, Nov 29 - 12:01AM  NOV 5 - 29 | ON DEMAND ONLINE

LANDFALL
United States 2020 | 91 min.
Film For Thought | Documentary, Environmental, Social Issues

This visually striking, kaleidoscopic portrait of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria criss-crosses the island to document the resilience of a community banding together to rebuild. A...

Nov 5th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:00 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

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