26 films/events

Social Issues

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

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

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

DEAR FUTURE PRESIDENT
United States 2020 | 1 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase | Social Issues

When moments become difficult and problems arise, guidance is needed. America needs a leader who can help us through these struggles, striving to become stronger. 

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

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

FIRST VOTE
United States 2020 | 58 min.
New American Perspectives | Asian American, Politics, Social Issues

FIRST VOTE is a rare look at Asian American passions on both sides of the political divide in Ohio and North Carolina. Lance Chen is a Chinese immigrant and professor who became a citizen in 2016...

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

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

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

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

LIGHT
United States 2020 | 3 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase | Social Issues

Darkness: America is living in it day by day. As individuals we are all so unique, yet as humanity we are all so similar. The key to unlock our rightful future is the need for light.

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

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

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

MEKONG 2030
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam 2020 | 93 min.
Asian Showcase | Drama, Omnibus, Science Fiction, Social Issues

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam: five countries straddle the mighty Mekong River, and their collective futures will be defined by its preservation. MEKONG 2030 is an anthology series...

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

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

WAIKIKI
United States 2020 | 77 min.
Closing Night Film | Social Issues

While working three jobs, Kea struggles to remain financially stable. After a heated argument with her abusive boyfriend, she drives away injuring a bystander with her car. To avoid reporting her...

Nov 25th 10:00 AM - Nov 29th 11:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

Sat, Nov 28 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 28 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Sat, Nov 28 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Ward

WHAT THE PEOPLE NEED
United States 2020 | 3 min.
DKII Future Filmmakers Showcase | Social Issues

With an approach to "writing a letter to our President" and addressing the prompt, we pause in the narrative to reflect on how these events resulted by the actions of our current government...

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

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

WIRUN
Australia 2019 | 9 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Bildungsroman, Family Friendly, Social Issues, Women

WIRUN is a story about Erin, a young Indigenous Australian faces obstacles in her drama class. She wants to perform like the others, but Shakespeare’s old language won't come out. 

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

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

YELLOW GIRL AND ME
United States 2019 | 19 min.
Shorts Program: Turning Point | Drama, Social Issues, Women

Set in the Jamaican countryside, a young child named Nicole waits for her sister, Yellow Girl, to teach her how to swim. Circumstances escalate when Yellow Girl breaks her promise...

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

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

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