13 films/events

History

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

THE BEST IS YET TO COME
不止不休
China 2020 | 115 min.
Spotlight on China | Drama, History, Social Issues

Beijing 2003.Young writer Han Dong has moved to the big city hoping to make it big. But with no formal education, or proper travel permit, he struggles. So when a reporter at Jingcheng...

Thu, Nov 12 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

Thu, Nov 12 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

BOAT PEOPLE
投奔怒海
Hong Kong SAR China 1982 | 109 min.
Spotlight on Hong Kong | Drama, History

Shiomi Akutagawa, a Japanese photojournalist, travels to Vietnam to document life under communist rule. Government officials are all too happy to take him on a tour of villages that are clean, happy...

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

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

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

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

HAE HAWAI‘I
United States 2018 | 16 min.
HIFF Drive-In Series | History

This film will play In-Person ONLY as part of THE KĀNAKA MAOLI NEW WAVE Drive-In Shorts Program. In 1893, a group of businessmen and sugar planters illegally overthrow the Hawaiian monarchy. The...

Sun, Nov 22 - 7:00PM  Windward Mall Drive-In

HOKUSAI
Japan 2020 | 129 min.
Spotlight on Japan | Art, Drama, History

Painter Hokusai Katsushika (The Great Wave off Kanagawa) is one of the greatest Japanese artists of all time. From director Hajime Hashimoto comes a sprawling, lush biopic of the man and the myth....

Tue, Nov 10 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Tue, Nov 10 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Tue, Nov 17 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Olino

Tue, Nov 17 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Olino

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

LONGING FOR HAWAI'I
United States 2020 | 21 min.
Made in Hawaii Shorts | Documentary, Educational, History, Politics, Social Issues

In the face of colonial erasure, one ‘ohana’s journey into the past reveals a hidden history about the Lost Kingdom of Hawai‘i and its forgotten heroes. 

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

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

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

NO ALOHA FOR MICRONESIANS
United States 2020 | 6 min.
Student Showcase | Documentary, Educational, History, Social Issues

Video documentary depicting the injustices, discrimination, and health care disparities experienced by the Compact of Free Association (including Micronesian) islanders before and after their...

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

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

ONE SQUARE MILE, 10,000 VOICES
United States 2020 | 0 min.
HIFF XR Showcase | Documentary, Educational, History, Social Issues

This program is FREE. Click the GET TICKETS link below to view this unique XR Program. More than 10,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated at Manzanar, in California's Owens Valley,...

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

TUPAIA'S ENDEAVOUR
French Polynesia, New Zealand 2019 | 119 min.
Pacific Showcase | Documentary, Educational, Ethnographic, History, Social Issues

Lala Rolls’ fascinating quest to examine what happens to a Tahitian high priest and navigator when he travels across the Pacific – and further on towards England as a translator and guest...

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

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