Faculty Lecture Series Spring 2012

February 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Hamilton Library Room 301

Mike Douglass
Urban Planning
Spaces of Hope -- Filmmaking in Community Research and Activism in Hawaii

Mike Douglass is Professor of Urban & Regional Planning (DURP) at UHM. Henry Mochida is a Ph.D. student in Urban & Regional Planning at UHM. The filmmakers are graduate students at DURP, Sociology and Education.

Mike Douglass and Henry Mochida will introduce the filmmakers and moderate discussions with the audience after the films are shown. The discussion will cover filmmaking as a process of discovery and as a contribution to linking knowledge to action in real world settings.

Documentary Films to be shown:

Hazel’s Harvest

by Ly Ngo, Jesse Hsu and Nate Hilts

Looking for spaces of hope in a forgotten Eden. Follow the homeless residents of lwiliei in the heart of Honolulu as they discover the art and skill of urban organic farming. In sharing their stories as they grow food in small plots of land, they find hope in their own lives.

Breath of the Land, Life of the People

by Chris de Venecia and John Hagihara

In the back of Oahu's Kalihi Valley volunteers join together to turn a 100-acre nature preserve into a community garden of food along and native reforestation. People of all walks of life come here to share their stories and talk of their aspirations with each other. From an 84 year old battling cancer to a young man searching for his place in the world, Ho'oulu 'Aina provides a space for healing.

Ticket Information
Free & open to public during building hours

Event Sponsor
UHM Library, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Teri Skillman, 956-8688, skillman@hawaii.edu

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