HIFF Moment 3 : The World of Kanako

The World of Kanako was my third movie screening at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) and it was clearly the most unusual film I’ve seen in a quite a while. The movie introduces the audience to Akikazu, an alcoholic abusing father of one who has lost his family and his career as a detective … [Read…]

HIFF Moment 2 : Hip-Hop Fellow

For my second, and definitely my favorite movie screening at the 2014 Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) I went to see a hip-hop documentary called The Hip-Hop Fellow. It features one of my favorite hip-hop producers growing up, 9th Wonder. This documentary takes us into 9th Wonder’s experience as a Harvard University professor where he … [Read…]

HIFF Moment 1 : Jalanan

For my first movie screening at the 2014 Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), a few of my classmates and I went to see a full featured Indonesian documentary film called Jalanan. Producer Daniel Ziv takes us on a journey through the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia and introduces the lifestyles of a few street musicians in the area. … [Read…]