Deep Waters : A Pacific Film Series

Wednesday, February 16 – Saturday, February 19th 2011

5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies – Hālau o Haumea

University of Hawaii at Mānoa

2645 Dole Street Honolulu  96822

Heavy pupu from 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Pacific Islanders in Communications, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, the Academy for Creative Media, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, and the Center for Pacific Islands Studies present DEEP WATERS – a four-day Pacific Film Series at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Hālau o Haumea, honoring Pacific filmmakers, the majesty of Oceania, and the stories we share.

Honorees include esteemed Maori filmmaker Merata Mita, legendary Hawaiian musician and filmmaker Eddie Kamae of the Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, and political and cultural powerhouse filmmakers Puhipau & Joan Lander of Nā Maka ʻo ka ʻĀina.  Featured films include a stunning retrospective of Merata’s works as presented by filmmaker Himiona Grace of the New Zealand Film Archive, Eddie Kamae’s recent production Those Who Came Before, recently digitized and re-mastered films about Kahoʻolawe, the highly acclaimed documentary Papa Mau: The Wayfinder by filmmaker Naʻalehu Anthony, and special screenings of Pacific shorts, including projects created by UH-Mānoa students and staff.

This 4-day event is free and open to the public.  Each night begins at 5:00 pm with acknowledgment of the night’s honorees and ʻono Pacific food.

For more information about DEEP WATERS, contact Micky Huihui at 591-0059 or via email at mhuihui@piccom.org

Source and Image: Paradise Is Hell

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