• HWF Staff

Indie Lens Pop-Up Launches New Season in Honolulu and 60 Cities Across the U.S.

National Screening Series Offers Sneak Previews and Discussions

of Independent Lens Documentaries

(Honolulu, HI) – [September, 2018] – 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 documentaries from the award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens on PBS Hawaiʻi. Over the past decade, nearly 6,500 Indie Lens Pop-Up events have brought an estimated 370,000 participants together to discuss issues that impact local communities.

The 2018-19 Indie Lens Pop-Up lineup includes six new documentaries that take viewers inside diverse communities across the nation, from Maine, where the first government-sanctioned Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the U.S. examines the shattering effects of family separation on Native American communities (Dawnland), to Huntsville, Alabama, for the inspiring coming-of-age portrait of a young wrestling team (Wrestle), to rural New Mexico, where the struggles of three health care providers frequently echo those of their patients (The Providers), and to Hollywood, California and beyond, where the electrifying history of the Indigenous influence in popular music is uncovered (RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World). Other films reveal the incredible legacy of Fred Rogers on the lives of families and children (Won’t You Be My Neighbor?) and go inside Baltimore to explore the effects of three years of unparalleled violence (Charm City).

Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking is proud to launch our 7th season of being an Indie Lens Pop-Up partner. Our work with this program has provided a unique space for community members of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to come together and watch films from the award-winning Independent Lens series and engage in conversations on issues that are at the center of American life.

Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking will be working in collaboration with local partners and leaders, such as PBS Hawaiʻi, Hawaiʻi People's Fund and Impact Hub HNL, to explore issues rarely seen on the big screen and create Indie Lens Pop-Up events that will spark conversation and connect people to resources in our community.

Below is the Indie Lens Pop-Up 2018-2019 lineup.

Dawnland by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip

Dawnland tells the story of the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., investigating the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. With intimate access to this groundbreaking process, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.

Date & Time: Wednesday October 24, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Location: Impact Hub, 1050 Queen Street, #100, Honolulu HI 96813

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana

Rumble brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, Rumble shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

Date & Time: Wednesday January 16, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Location: Impact Hub, 1050 Queen Street, #100, Honolulu HI 96813

The Providers by Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three “country doctors” in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. As their personal struggles at times reflect those of their patients, the providers work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare.

Date & Time: Wednesday March 13, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Location: Impact Hub, 1050 Queen Street, #100, Honolulu HI 96813