(Honolulu, HI) – October 16, 2016– Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking and Independent Lens announced today the launch of the new season of Indie Lens Pop-Up, the neighborhood screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series. Indie Lens Pop-Up brings viewers, leaders, and organizations together for conversations sparked through sneak previews of documentaries, strengthening the bond between local communities and the Independent Lens television series broadcast on PBS Hawaiʻi. Over the past decade, over 6,150 Indie Lens Pop-Up events have brought more than 356,000 participants together to discuss issues that impact local communities. The screening series broke all attendance records last season with Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panthers, which drew 13,000 attendees to over 100 events.
The 2016-17 Indie Lens Pop-Up lineup includes six new documentaries that take viewers around the country and across the world, from a visit to a Mojave Desert high school that offers at-risk students one last chance at a diploma to inside the secret U.S. drone war, from a community recovering from the impact of gun violence, to one Indian-American family’s laugh-out-loud efforts to help their 30-year-old son find love.
“Independent Lens is thrilled to partner with Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking to present Indie Lens Pop-Up in Honolulu,” said Duong-Chi Do, Director of Engagement & Impact at ITVS. “Our partners are at the heart of the program, and their impactful community work helps to serve our mission of bringing untold stories that have the power to engender positive social change to diverse and underserved audiences.”
“Proud to launch our fourth season of being an Indie Lens Pop-Up partner. At a time where national conversations about important social issues seem to be overwhelmingly divided, our work with this program has provided a unique space for community members of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to come together and engage in dialogue with one another. We look forward to seeing both familiar and new faces at our community screenings this season, and introducing you to new award-winning Independent Lens documentaries.”
All screenings - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC - are at our location in 3167 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu 96816.