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‘Oiwi Film Festival highlights Hawaiian filmmakers this weekend

Announcement in the Advertiser
The ‘Oiwi Film Festival at the Honolulu Academy of Arts’ Doris Duke Theatre ratchets up a notch Sunday with a talk-story panel discussion highlighting indigenous Hawaiian filmmakers.
The discussion/Q-and-A is a chance to listen to indigenous filmmakers on their approach to their films and their feelings on how important it is for indigenous Hawaiians to have control of stories told of their culture.
The session starts at 4 p.m. and costs $5 to attend. Panelists include Puhipau, Anne Keala Kelly, Kelly Pauole, ‘Aina Paikai and Ann Marie Kirk.
Several movies made by indigenous filmmakers will also be shown at Doris Duke Theatre through May 26.

Two films highlighted this weekend at the festival are “RELEASE OUR WATER” by Maui filmmaker Kelly Pauole and “NOHO HEWA: THE WRONGFUL OCCUPATION OF HAWAII” by filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly. Here are the screening times for these films:

Friday: 1, 4 pm

Saturday 1, 4 and 7:30 pm, with a Q&A after the 7:30 screenings

Sunday 1 pm, filmmaker talk-story 4 pm, and screenings at 7:30 pm.

See for more screening info.

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