31 films/events

Documentary

11/8/16
United States 2017 | 104 min.
Documentaries | Documentary, Politics, Social Issues

A follow up to the documentary 11/4/08, Jeff Deutchman’s 11/8/16 is the antithesis, utilizing 40 filmmakers (including Hawaii’s Ciara Lacy) to capture one of the most divisive election...

Fri, Nov 03 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery D

ARCHIVES OF EXTINCTION
United States 2016 | 12 min.
Past Present Future Shorts | Documentary, Educational, Environment, Ethnographic

For centuries, scientists have transformed living birds into dried, stuffed, and otherwise preserved scientific specimens. Today, scientists contemplate transforming these lifeless specimens into...

Sun, Nov 05 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery E

Sat, Nov 18 - 1:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

Sun, Nov 19 - 12:15PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

BECOMING WHO I WAS
South Korea 2017 | 95 min.
Film For Thought | Coming of Age, Documentary, Spiritual

After a Buddhist boy in the highlands of northern India discovers that he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk, his aging godfather takes him on a journey to discover his past in a...

Tue, Nov 07 - 7:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Wed, Nov 08 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery E

BLUE
Australia 2017 | 76 min.
Green Screen | Documentary, Environmental, Social Issues

With more than half of all marine life lost and the expansion of the industrialization of the seas, BLUE sets out the challenges we are facing and the opportunities for positive change in the 21st...

Sat, Nov 04 - 3:45PM  Dole Cannery H

Wed, Nov 08 - 5:00PM  Dole Cannery D

Sat, Nov 18 - 1:30PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

Sun, Nov 19 - 1:15PM  Hilo Palace Theater

COKE HABIT
United States 2017 | 5 min.
Bad Habits Die Hard Shorts | Animation, Documentary, Food

The Summer after 10th grade Mike spent two solid weeks with horrible horrible migraines, dizziness, blind spots and tunnel vision—he didn’t know what it was… This is the story of...

Wed, Nov 08 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery E

CORRIDOR FOUR
United States 2017 | 82 min.
Made in Hawaii | Documentary, Native/Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues

A nationally recognized K9 Unit Officer, Isaac Ho’opi’i is responsible for saving at least 18 people from the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks. But, after the news cameras turned off,...

Wed, Nov 08 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery A

Sat, Nov 11 - 12:45PM  Dole Cannery C

DAI'S GARDEN
躬耕源记
China 2017 | 34 min.
Past Present Future Shorts | Documentary, Environmental, Food

Fighting an everlasting battle against ever-growing urbanization and industrialization, Dai Jianjun seeks to bring back and nurture traditional Chinese culture. As a slow-food movement pioneer, Dai...

Sun, Nov 05 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery E

DOCUMENTING ACTIVISM: THE EARLY DAYS OF THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN MOVEMENT
United States 2017 | 90 min.
Made in Hawaii | Documentary, Educational, History, Native/Indigenous Peoples

ʻUluʻulu preserves our moving image history to honor the past, and ensure its availability for future generations. This year we honor those who courageously documented the early days of the Native...

Sun, Nov 05 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery C

THE DRIVER IS RED
United States 2017 | 15 min.
Past Present Future Shorts | Animation, Crime, Documentary, History, Politics, Social Issues

Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows secret agent Zvi Aharoni (Mark Pinter) as he searches for a mysterious man named Ricardo Klement. What he discovered in the remote outskirts...

Sun, Nov 05 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery E

THE FINAL YEAR
United States 2017 | 89 min.
Gala Presentations | Documentary, Politics, Social Issues

Directed by HIFF Award-Winning filmmaker Greg Barker (KORAN BY HEART, WE ARE THE GIANT), THE FINAL YEAR is a unique insider’s account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team...

Sat, Nov 11 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery D

Sun, Nov 12 - 2:30PM  Dole Cannery E

HEADHUNT REVISITED: WITH BRUSH, CANVAS, AND CAMERA
United States 2017 | 76 min.
Pacific Showcase | Adventure, Documentary, History

The documentary, HEADHUNT REVISITED, follows Caroline Mytinger’s unprecedented journey in 1926 to the 'Land of Headhunters' in the South Pacific to paint the rich cultural diversity of...

Tue, Nov 07 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery D

I AM EVIDENCE
United States 2017 | 85 min.
Documentaries | Crime, Documentary, Social Issues

I AM EVIDENCE exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the US today. Behind each of these lies an individual’s unresolved sexual assault case. Produced by Mariska Hargitay, I AM...

Mon, Nov 06 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery H

Tue, Nov 07 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery H

I CALLED HIM MORGAN
United States 2016 | 92 min.
Sound X Vision | Biography, Documentary, Music

Hailed as the most talented trumpeter of his generation, Lee Morgan was playing with Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie in his teens. Sadly, Morgan's life was cut short in 1972 when his wife Helen...

Sun, Nov 05 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery C

ISLAND SOLDIER
United States 2017 | 85 min.
Pacific Showcase | Biography, Documentary, Native/Indigenous Peoples

ISLAND SOLDIER is the untold story of Micronesian citizens fighting America’s wars at staggeringly high rates per capita. Told through the intimate personal odyssey of the Nenas, a family...

Fri, Nov 03 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery D

Sun, Nov 05 - 1:45PM  Dole Cannery C

KEEP TALKING
United States 2017 | 79 min.
Film For Thought | Documentary, Native/Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues

KEEP TALKING follows four Alaska Native’s fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language spoken by less than 40 remaining Native Elders. Their small community travels to remote Afognak...

Mon, Nov 06 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery D

Fri, Nov 10 - 4:45PM  Dole Cannery H

LADY EVA
Leiti Eva
Tonga 2017 | 11 min.
Pacific Showcase Shorts | Documentary, LGBT, Native/Indigenous Peoples

A transgender girl in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga sets off to become her true self - with a little help from Tina Turner along the way.

Fri, Nov 10 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery D

Sat, Nov 11 - 12:30PM  Dole Cannery D

Sat, Nov 18 - 1:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

Sun, Nov 19 - 12:15PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

LITTLE POTATO
United States 2017 | 14 min.
Alphabet Soup Shorts | Documentary, LGBT

An autobiographical short about a boy growing up gay in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom, and their adventurous escape to America. Best Short Doc, SXSW. Best Documentary Short, Sarasota...

Sat, Nov 04 - 8:30PM  Dole Cannery D

LOUIS ARMSTRONG'S ROLE AGAINST RACISM
United States 2017 | 10 min.
Student Showcase | Documentary, Educational, History

Sat, Nov 04 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery D

MAINELAND
China, United States 2017 | 89 min.
Documentaries | Coming of Age, Documentary, Social Issues

Over 370,000 students from mainland China are enrolled in American high schools and universities - six times more than a decade ago - with $11.4 billion contributed to the American economy. Filmed...

Sat, Nov 04 - 2:30PM  Dole Cannery E

Sun, Nov 05 - 1:00PM  Dole Cannery E

MRS. FANG
France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR China 2017 | 86 min.
Spotlight on China | Documentary, Senior/Aging, Social Issues

In a quiet village in southern China, Fang Xiuying is sixty-seven years old. Having suffered from Alzheimer's for several years, with advanced symptoms and ineffective treatment, she was sent...

Sat, Nov 11 - 3:15PM  Dole Cannery H

Sun, Nov 12 - 12:15PM  Dole Cannery E

OTTOMATICAKE
United States 2017 | 61 min.
Made in Hawaii | Biography, Documentary, Food

Hop on the roller coaster that is the life of cheesecake baking wizard and local punk rock denizen Otto — from the heyday of Honolulu’s underground rock scene, this sweet-souled punk...

Tue, Nov 07 - 7:45PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 10 - 4:00PM  Dole Cannery D

OUT OF STATE
United States 2017 | 79 min.
Pacific Showcase | Culture, Documentary, Native/Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues

Two native Hawaiians, imprisoned in the Arizona desert, discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. Upon finishing their terms, the two return to Hawaii, eager...

Sat, Nov 04 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery B

Mon, Nov 06 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery A

Sun, Nov 12 - 11:45AM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Nov 12 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 17 - 6:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

Sat, Nov 18 - 5:30PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

Sat, Nov 18 - 8:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

POI E: THE STORY OF OUR SONG
New Zealand 2016 | 94 min.
Pacific Showcase | Culture, Documentary, Music, Native/Indigenous Peoples

‘Poi E’, a simple song with a catchy beat released 32 years ago, has become New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem. With humour, energy and emotion, the movie POI E tells the...

Thu, Nov 09 - 7:00PM  IBM Building Courtyard

Sun, Nov 12 - 5:15PM  Dole Cannery H

Fri, Nov 17 - 6:00PM  Waimea Theater Kauai

POINT OF NO RETURN
United States 2017 | 95 min.
Film For Thought | Documentary, Environmental, Science, Social Issues

POINT OF NO RETURN chronicles one of the most suspenseful and pioneering scientific adventure stories of the 21st century, following two pilots in their attempt to circumnavigate the globe in an...

Sun, Nov 05 - 5:15PM  Dole Cannery D

Thu, Nov 09 - 2:45PM  Dole Cannery H

PRINCE OF SMOKE
Cuba 2017 | 24 min.
Past Present Future Shorts | Biography, Documentary, Environment, Family

Young Cuban tobacco farmer and cigar maker, Hirochi Robaina, follows in his famous grandfather’s footsteps as he fights climate change and government bureaucracy to bring in the harvest and...

Sun, Nov 05 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery E

PROOF OF LOYALTY: KAZUO YAMANE AND THE NISEI SOLDIERS OF HAWAII
United States 2017 | 55 min.
Made in Hawaii | Documentary, History, War

PROOF OF LOYALTY tells the story of Kazuo Yamane, a Japanese American who played a crucial strategic role in World War II. He and his fellow Nisei from Hawaii combatted prejudice and discrimination...

Tue, Nov 07 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 10 - 1:30PM  Dole Cannery A

REWIND
United States 2016 | 3 min.
Student Showcase | Documentary, Student

Rewind is a poetic/reflexive scientific observation of the reversal of entropy.

Sat, Nov 04 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery D

THE TEA EXPLORER
Canada 2017 | 76 min.
Eat. Drink. Film. | Culture, Documentary, Food

Canadian explorer (and now part time Hawaii resident) Jeff Fuchs calls himself a “tea junkie,” a man addicted to the second most popular drink on earth (water is the first). Jeff is...

Mon, Nov 06 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery D

Sat, Nov 18 - 6:00PM  Hilo Palace Theater

WE DON'T NEED A MAP
Australia 2017 | 85 min.
Pacific Showcase | Culture, Documentary, Native/Indigenous Peoples

From the acclaimed director and artist Warwick Thornton (SAMSON & DELILAH) comes WE DON’T NEED A MAP, an in-depth look at the rich and surprising history of one of Australia’s most...

Wed, Nov 08 - 7:45PM  Dole Cannery E

Fri, Nov 10 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery E

ZAN
Japan 2017 | 73 min.
Green Screen | Culture, Documentary, Environmental, Social Issues

The Okinawan Dugong is at the brink of extinction. There are less than 10 left located in the beautiful and bio diverse Henoko, Oura bay. Facing its last stand, its feeding grounds are threatened by...

Mon, Nov 06 - 5:45PM  Dole Cannery B

Fri, Nov 10 - 6:00PM  Dole Cannery D

Sun, Nov 19 - 5:30PM  Hilo Palace Theater

ZERO WASTE
United States 2017 | 9 min.
Student Showcase | Documentary, Environmental, Student

This film was made by Maui students ages 12-18 in our Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club during the 2016-17 school year. This documentary film funded by the Maui County Office of Economic...

Sat, Nov 04 - 10:30AM  Dole Cannery D

31 films/events
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