Weekend of films from the Pacific

August 4th, 2009  |  by  |  Published in Events  |  2 Comments

Cultural Forum through Film features six new films from the Pacific Aug. 7–9 in Honolulu.

tribal man from Papua New Guinea

Image from the film Killer Whale and Crocodile

New Zealand protester and musician Tigilau Ness

Image from the film From Street to Sky

The films are free, co-sponsored by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Center for Pacific Island Studies and School of Pacific and Asian Studies. They will be screened at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Two of the films, From Street to Sky, about New Zealand protestor and musician Tigilau Ness, and cross-cultural exploration The Poet’s Salary, from Vanuatu, are U.S. premieres.

The others are screening for the first time in Hawaiʻi—award-winning An Island Calling, from New Zealand; the raw documentary The Oasis, from Australia; Killer Whale and Crocodile, a look at carving and myths from Papua New Guinea and Canada; and tribe-to-fame bio-pic River of No Return, from Australia.

For complete schedule and more information, visit the website or call (808) 532-8700.

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  1. Online Editor says:

    August 7th, 2009at 9:35 am(#)

    Starts today!

    More info at the Honolulu Academy of Arts blog


  2. aloHAA : Blog Archive : Free movies all weekend: Pacific Islands Film Festival says:

    October 5th, 2009at 4:36 pm(#)

    [...] You can also find information on the festival at UH’s magazine Malamalama. [...]