Hawaii International Film Festival
Friday, November 30, through Sunday, December 2, 2018; Castle Theater; show times vary
As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawai'i International Film Festival (HIFF) recognizes new and emerging talent and facilitates dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts. The festival includes documentaries and film shorts, including premieres, experimental films, animation/digital works, and first features by new directors. HIFF selections and audiences reflect the diverse multicultural face of Hawai'i - helping to enrich, enlighten, and broaden support for Asian and Pacific films.
Film titles & show times:
Moananuiākea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe - Friday, November 30; 6:30 pm
In 1976, a voyaging canoe sparked a cultural revival that quickly spread throughout Polynesia, breathing life into ancient myths and legends. More than four decades later, Hōkūleʻa continues to inspire a new generation of navigators and voyagers to gather their courage and sail beyond the horizon of the Pacific. "Moananuikea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe" celebrates the historic worldwide voyage that connected countless communities from around the globe. A voyage that also represented the fulfillment of the vision of Nainoa Thompson and his contemporaries, the passing of the mantle to the next generation of kānaka maoli who will retain the skills of their ancestors and perpetuate this tradition for generations to come. [United States (Hawaii) 2018 | English | 148 min]
Sharkwater Extinction - Saturday, December 1; 1:00 pm
A follow-up to "Sharkwater (HIFF 2007)," this new chapter is an inspiring action-packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry. From West Africa, Panama, and France to our own backyard, Stewart's third film dives