01 Feb '11
Pacific Islanders in Communications, Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, the Academy for Creative Media, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, and the Center for Pacific Islands Studies present DEEP WATERS - a four-day Pacific Film Series at the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Halau o Haumea, honoring Pacific filmmakers, the majesty of Oceania, and the stories we share.
Honorees include esteemed Maori filmmaker Merata Mita, legendary Hawaiian musician and filmmaker Eddie Kamae of the Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, and political and cultural powerhouse filmmakers Puhipau & Joan Lander of Na Maka ʻo ka ʻAina. Featured films include a stunning retrospective of Merata's works as presented by filmmaker Himiona Grace of the New Zealand Film Archive, Eddie Kamae's recent production Those Who Came Before, recently digitized and re-mastered films about Kahoʻolawe by Na Maka, the highly acclaimed documentary Papa Mau: The Wayfinder by filmmaker Naʻalehu Anthony, and special screenings of Pacific shorts, including projects created by UH-Manoa students and staff.
This 4-day event is free and open to the public. Each night begins at 5:00 pm with acknowledgement of the night's honorees and ʻono Pacific food.