Sat, Nov 16|
Regal Dole Cannery IMAX & RPX
Reel Wāhine of Hawaiʻi 2 premieres at HIFF 2019
Reel Wāhine of Hawai‘i is a film series that redresses gender inequity in the film industry by documenting the real-life stories of Hawai‘i women filmmakers through a female gaze. Tickets available through HIFF website https://hiff.org/en/festivals-and-events/film-schedule/film/reel-wahine-of-hawaii
Time & Location
Nov 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:35 PM
Regal Dole Cannery IMAX & RPX, 735 B Iwilei Rd, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
About the event
REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI‘I is a film series that redresses gender inequity in the film industry by documenting the real-life stories of Hawai‘i women filmmakers through a female gaze. Directed and filmed by all women crews, these six short portraits reveal untold stories of local activists and artists who preserve Hawai‘i history and culture through film.
The second season’s six new films feature award-winning filmmakers Lisa Kealohilai Altieri (editor, PAPA MAU, UNDER A JARVIS MOON), Marlene Booth (director, KŪ KANAKA/STAND TALL, PIDGIN THE VOICE OF HAWAI‘I ), Lisette Marie Kaualena Flanary (director, TOKYO HULA, NĀ KAMALEI MEN OF HULA, Erin Lau (writer & director, THE MOON AND THE NIGHT), Myrna Kamae (Producer, HISTORY OF THE SONS OF HAWAI‘I, LI‘A LEGACY OF A HAWAIIAN MAN), and Laura Margulies (Animator, HEPA! ROLLING DOWN LIKE PELE). The subjects recount their philosophies, challenges and triumphs in creating original films and telling unique local stories through a camera lens.
The Reel Wāhine series is an intergenerational project where the directors and camerawomen collaborated with and mentored young women graduates of Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking’s programs. REEL WĀHINE OF HAWAI'I is produced by Hawai'i Women in Filmmaking a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with major funding by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The directors of the films are as follows: LISA KEALOHILANI ALTIERI directed by Robin Lung; MARLENE BOOTH directed by Kimberlee Bassford; LISETTE MARIE KAUALENA FLANARY directed by Taylour Chang; ERIN LAU directed by Renea Veneri Stewart; MYRNA KAMAE directed by Shirley Thompson; LAURA MARGULIES directed by Vera Zambonelli.