Brown Bag Biography: Waikiki

October 1, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom

In Hawaii, the repercussions of colonialism and Statehood have left a people severed from ancestral land and culture. This has had a profound effect on Hawaiian psychology and self-image. With Waikiki being the crown jewel of the tourism industry and the driving force behind the exploitation of Hawaiian culture, it very clearly presented itself as the setting in which to discuss these issues. This film explores the contradictions of nature and development in contemporary Hawaii, allowing for greater understanding of the film’s subtext — how the destruction of nature impacts mental and spiritual health. As the world recognizes modern societies destruction of the planet, and begins to understand the importance of indigenous knowledge to face these challenges, WAIKIKI serves as a call to action for all people to realize that our survival is intrinsically tied to nature.

Event Sponsor
Center for Biographical Research , Mānoa Campus

More Information
Zoë Sprott, (808) 956-3774,,, Waikiki Flyer (PDF)

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