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LAUNCH OF THE 1ST ANNUAL HAWAIʻI YOUTH SOCIAL JUSTICE VIRTUAL FILM FEST

(Honolulu, HI) November 2, 2022 - HAWAIʻI WOMEN IN FILMMAKING announced the launch of the 1st annual Hawaiʻi Youth Social Justice Virtual Film Festival to spotlight and celebrate the films produced throughout the year at their youth filmmaking programs: the Reel Camps and Making Media That Matters. Launch

This year programs fostered collaborations with the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at UH Mānoa and Mental Health of Hawaiʻi for the Youth Mental Wellness Reel Camp, with the Pōpolo Project for the Racial Justice Camp, with Planned Parenthood for the Reproductive Justice Reel Camp, with the Sierra Club and Wisdom Voices of Oceania for the Environmental Justice Reel Camp, and with La Pietra School and Ceeds of Peace for the Future Is Wāhine Reel Camp.

During each program, the participants organized in small production crews assisted by a filmmaker mentor and created a short film about what matters to them. In 2022, over 80 girls participated in Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking camps and afterschool programs, ages 13 - 17. This festival showcases all the films produced during this year.

Through its roster of over 30 short films, the festival will spark conversations on pressing topics impacting our youth communities, including mental health, living in times of a pandemic, friendship, disordered eating habits, seeking support from parents, experiences of stereotyping, prejudice and racism, sex-ed, speaking up, and how to take care of our environment.

The festival offers two programs:

Hawaiʻi Youth Social Justice Film Fest Program #1

Online Screenings: Saturday December 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm and Sunday December 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Hawaiʻi Youth Social Justice Film Fest Program #2

Online Screenings: Saturday December 10, 2022 @ 4:00 pm and Sunday December 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Get your FREE tickets now.

We welcome donations and all the proceeds will go to the 2023 Youth programming.

Opening night by invitation only.

Vera Zambonelli: 808-206-0848

vera@hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org

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