Brown Bag Biography: “The Making of Reel Wāhine of Hawai‘i”

February 3, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom

The Center for Biographical Research presents: “The Making of Reel Wāhine of Hawai‘i” / Thursday, February 3 at 12PM to 1:15PM (HST) on Zoom Zoom Meeting ID: 936 7791 2215 Password: 184444 Meeting link: / Cosponsored by Hamilton Library, the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, the Academy for Creative Media, Hui ʻĀina Pilipili: Native Hawaiian Initiative, the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, the School of Communications, the Center for Oral History, the Departments of Ethnic Studies, Political Science, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the University of Hawai‘i West Oʻahu Academy for Creative Media / Join us for a conversation with the wāhine in front of and behind the camera of Reel Wāhine of Hawai‘i 3 - a film series that redresses gender inequity in the film industry by documenting the real-life stories of Hawai‘i women filmmakers through a female gaze. Filmed by all-women crews, these short portraits reveal untold stories of local activists and artists who preserve Hawai‘i's history and culture through film. / Vera Zambonelli, executive director of Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking, and lecturer at the Academy for Creative Media UH West O‘ahu; co-producer of the series and director of 4 portraits. / Shirley Thompson, a passionate storyteller and a seasoned documentary producer, writer, and editor; co-producer of the series and director of 4 portraits. / Meleanna Aluli Meyer, visual artist and filmmaker known for her documentaries which focus on building pride, understanding, and support for Hawaiian families and culture. / Joy Chong-Stannard, live television and documentary director whose career spans 40 years in public television.

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