HIFF 2016 Opening

HIFF Fall 2016 Final Recap!

I watched three movies during the Hawaii International Film Festival Fall 2016. They were “Headshot”, “Given + Aloha for Indo”, and “Bittersweet”. I chose those particular movies because Headshot and Aloha for Indo are related to Indonesia, the country I am from, and Bittersweet is a Japanese movie about food so I thought that it would be fun. The first […]

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Praise for Prison Dogs

Prison Dogs is a documentary that will make you fall in love from start to finish. The film is set in a rural New York prison in Fishkill, NY, where the inmates there are paired with a golden retriever or lab, for a program called “Puppies Behind Bars.” After a process of evaluation, the chosen inmates are presented with the […]

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Prison Dogs Can Learn New Tricks

For the 36th Anniversary I decided to attend the film “Prison Dogs,” a moving, adorable documentary that follows three inmates and three US veterans of war on a journey through a dog training program that offers veterans a second chance at recovering from PTSD in providing them with a trained dog. The dog is readily prepared after a hefty 2 […]

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The Growing, Digital Fire that is HIFF

This year was Hawaii International Film Festival’s 36th Anniversary, and I could not have been more excited to attend. Last year in 2015 was my first time attending HIFF, and I had the experience of a lifetime as I attended the opening ceremony, where I met many HIFF associates and several inspiring business partners that I will know for a […]

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Get your tissues ready! Film premiere of Lion

Wednesday| November 09, 2016 By: Carina Lara   “We owe it to the Director“        A captivating tender hearted story that was beautifully and accurately portrayed. We owe it to the Director. Thank you for bringing to light the unseen and for capturing the beauty of the forgotten and most often looked over individuals. “Bringing to light the unseen” On […]

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