MYTHS, TERRORISM, AND JUSTICE

Themes from Pacific and Asian Literature and Film

 

5–8 November 2002

 

REVISED PROGRAM (See asterisked items)

Tuesday, 5 November

 

Imin Conference Center, 1777 East-West Road

8:15 am                       Registration

 

9:00–9:45 am             Opening Chants

                                   Oli Aloha, Oli Lei, Oli Mahalo

         Keali‘i‘olu‘olu Gora, Halau Ku Mana

         Na ‘Opio (Students) o Halau Ku Mana

 

                                    Welcome and Opening Remarks

                        Vilsoni Hereniko, Center for Pacific Islands Studies, UHM

                        Ruth Hsu, English Department, UHM

 

10:00–11:45 am           Mele ‘Ai Pohaku: Singing out the Predator

Jon K K Osorio, Center for Hawaiian Studies, UHM

 

DOCUMENTARY: ACT OF WAR (Hawai‘i, 60 min)

                                       After-film discussion with directors Puhipau and Joan Lander

 

                                       Lunch Break

 

12.45–2:00 pm            Storytelling: Wisdom from the Ever-Present “Past.” Panel Presentation

Lilikala Kame‘eleihiwa, Center for Hawaiian Studies, UHM

Cristina Bacchilega, English Department, UHM

Reina Whaitiri, English Department, University of Auckland

                                      

2:15–3:30 pm              Voices of the ‘Aina: Resisting Colonialism. Panel Presentation

            Kyle Kajihiro, American Friends Service Committee

Momi Kamahele, Hawaiian Studies, Leeward Community College; ‘Ilio‘ulaokalani and Hui Malama o Makua

Terri Keko‘olani Raymond, ‘Ohana Koa/Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific

 

3:30–4:30 pm               Opening reception – cohosted by Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)


 

Honolulu Academy of Arts

6:00–9:15 pm              FEATURE FILM: THE WRESTLERS (India, 99 min)

                                        After-film discussion with director Buddhadeb Dasgupta

 

WEDNESDAY, 6 November

 

Imin Conference Center

8:30 am–12:00 pm      DOCUMENTARY: BASTION POINT: DAY 507 (Aotearoa/New Zealand, 26 min)         

            FEATURE FILM: UTU (Aotearoa/New Zealand, 118 min, unrated director's cut)

After-film discussion with co-director (Bastion Point) Merata Mita and director Geoff Murphy (UTu)

 

Or

 

***Dole Cannery

9:30 am–11:30 pm            FEATURE FILM: NEW MOON (Philippines, 134 min)

Lead actor Cesar Montano in person.

 

                                    Lunch Break

 

1:15–3:00 pm              Performing Cultural In/Justices. Panel Presentation

DOCUMENTARY: THE LAND HAS TEETH: Rotuman Justice (Rotuma, Fiji, 17 min) with director Esther Figueroa, Juniroa Productions, and Elisapeti Inia, Rotuma, Fiji

April Drexel, Center for Hawaiian Studies, and Karen Kosasa, American Studies Department, UHM

                                    Valerie Wayne, English Department, UHM

 

3:15–4:45 pm              Pacific/Asia and Beyond. Panel Presentation

Ibrahim Aoude, Ethnic Studies Department, UHM

Nandita Sharma, Rockefeller Postdoctoral Fellow, Women’s Studies Department, UHM

Theodore S Gonzalves, American Studies Department, UHM

Nick Deocampo, Mowelfund Film Institute, Philippines

 

Honolulu Academy of Arts

***6:00–10:15 pm      FEATURE FILM: THE MAori MERCHANT OF VENICE (Aotearoa/New Zealand, 158 min)

After-film discussion with director Don C Selwyn, producer Ruth Kaupua-Panapa, et al


 

THURSDAY, 7 November

 

Dole Cannery

***9:30 am–11:30 pm      FEATURE FILM: A POET: UNCONCEALED POETRY  (Indonesia, 90 min)

 

                                        Lunch Break

 

Kuykendall 101, UHM

2:00–3:15 pm              Reclaiming Hawai‘i’s Discursive Spaces. Panel Presentation

Jon K K Osorio, Center for Hawaiian Studies, UHM

Kathy Ferguson and Phyllis Turnbull, Political Science Department, UHM

Geoffrey White, Anthropology Department, UHM, and EWC-PIDP

Gaye Chan, Art Department, UHM

 

 


FALL CELEBRATION OF WRITERS

Open free of charge to the public; no registration required

 

Kuykendall 101, UHM

3:30-4:45 pm               Writers on Their Work and Its Relation to Myth, Terrorism, and Justice

                                    Sia Figiel, novelist and poet, Samoa

                                    Vilsoni Hereniko, playwright and filmmaker, Rotuma

                                    S Shankar, novelist and critic, India/United States

 

Art Auditorium, UHM

7:00–9:30 pm              Reading

                                       Robert Barclay, novelist, United States

                                       Ku‘ualoha Meyer Ho‘omanawanui, poet, Hawai‘i

                                       Caroline Sinavaiana, poet, Samoa

                                       Albert Wendt, novelist and poet, Samoa

 

For more information, contact the English Department at 956-7619 or spahr@hawaii.edu.


 


 

FRIDAY, 8 November

 

Imin Conference Center

***9:00 am–12:00 pm      DOCUMENTARY: BASTION POINT: DAY 507 (Aotearoa/New Zealand, 26 min)         

          FEATURE FILM: UTU (Aotearoa/New Zealand, 118 min, unrated director's cut)

After-film discussion with co-director (Bastion Point) Merata Mita and director Geoff Murphy (UTU)

 

                                    Lunch Break

 

Imin Conference Center

2:00–3:45 pm              Independent Filmmaking in the Pacific. Panel Presentation

Ruth Kaupua-Panapa, Producer, THE MAori Merchant of Venice

Chris Lee, Producer and Co-Chair, Cinematic and Digital Arts Program, UHM

                                    Merata Mita, Co-Cirector and Co-Editor, Bastion Point: Day 507

Don C Selwyn, Executive Producer and Director, THE MAORI MERCHANT OF VENICE

Carlyn L Tani, Executive Director, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)   

                       

3:45–4:45 pm              Closing remarks and refreshments