The transformation of Gaza’s surf youth!

The film Gaza Surf Club expresses ever so beautifully the progressive journey to a hope which starts and ends on the coastal waters of Gaza. The films bright characters are what creates for a captivating story of loss, hope, unity, and the ability to be free in a war torn area. The film follows mainly the life of a 23 […]

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Dear HIFF…

The Brooklyn poet Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay-Z, is my favorite artist in the world. My favorite song from my favorite artist is ‘Dear Summer.’ In this song, Jay-Z raps about how he isn’t going to drop an album in the summer anymore. He talks about how he is going to miss summer but he wants the summer […]

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Phillips and Zoe Don’t Miss, ‘The Bone Of A Whale’ is splendid.

‘The Bone Of A Whale’ was my favorite movie at the 36th Annual Hawai’i International Film Festival. The dynamic duo of Phillips Payson and Zoe Eisenberg followed their amazingly, quirky film ‘Throuple’ from last year’s HIFF, with another unorthodox, fun film. If you didn’t see ‘Throttle’, you can see my review for it here: “Throuple” What’s Normal Anyway?   The movie […]

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And The Winner Is… (Part 2)

On November 15th, The 36th Annual Hawaii International Film festival presented by Halekulani released the names of their Audience Award Winners. “The audience has spoken and chose films that truly encapsulate HIFF’s mission statement in promoting cultural understanding through cinema. Each of these films are cross-cultural stories that provide a glimpse into worlds and communities we don’t see everyday,” says […]

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