19 films/events

Documentary Panorama

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

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

BE WATER BRUCE LEE 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION & PANEL
2020 | 60 min.
HIFF Talk Story |

November 27, 2020 will be Bruce Lee's 80th birthday. To celebrate, HIFF is will host an online panel with director Bao Nguyen, Bruce Lee Enterprises and daughter Shannon Lee, culture writer Phil...

Nov 27th 4:45 PM - Nov 27th 5:45 PM  | ONLINE ACCESS

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 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

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

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

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

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

MLK/FBI
United States 2020 | 104 min.
Centerpiece Presentation | Documentary

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his history-altering political career, he was...

Sun, Nov 08 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Ward

Wed, Nov 11 - 5:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

Wed, Nov 11 - 8:00PM  Consolidated Pearlridge

Sat, Nov 21 - 2:00PM  Consolidated Mililani

RADIO SILENCE
Silencio Radio
Mexico, Switzerland 2019 | 78 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary

Mexico, March 2015. Carmen Aristegui, incorruptible journalist, is fired from the radio station where she has worked for years. But Carmen continues her fight: raising awareness and fighting against...

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

RESISTANCE FIGHTERS - THE GLOBAL ANTIBIOTICS CRISIS
Resistance Fighters - Die Globale Antibiotika-Krise
Germany 2019 | 99 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary

Multi-resistant bacteria are microbes that cannot be destroyed by an antibiotic. Each year, 700,000 people worldwide are killed by multi-resistant bacteria. Studies show that the death toll could...

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

STRAY
United States 2020 | 73 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary

The world of three stray dogs commingling among the inhabitants of the sprawling city of Istanbul is the subject of Elizabeth Lo’s beguiling documentary feature debut. The viewer is thrust into...

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

SUMODO-SUCCESSORS OF SAMURAI
相撲道-サムライを継ぐ者たち-
Japan 2020 | 104 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary

The ancient and very secretive world of Japanese sumo wrestling is uncovered for the very first time!  The filmmakers emphasize the arduous journey in attaining one of the high ranks--and most...

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

THROUGH THE NIGHT
United States 2020 | 72 min.
Film For Thought | Documentary

To make ends meet, people in the U.S. are working longer hours across multiple jobs. This modern reality of non-stop work has resulted in an unexpected phenomenon: the flourishing of 24-hour daycare...

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

WEED & WINE
France, United States 2020 | 89 min.
Documentary Panorama | Documentary, Foodie

In Southern Rhone, a French matriarch and her son tend a centuries-old biodynamic vineyard. Across the ocean in Humboldt, California, a father and his son manage a state-recognized, organic cannabis...

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

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