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It’s been a pleasure HIFF 2016…

Last weekend concluded the 36th annual Hawaii International Film Festival, and was it one for the books. From the local documentaries to the Asian Dramas, there were thousands of people that walked through the doors of the theatre to immerse in the films. This year at HIFF, I was fortunate enough to have seen three films: Prison Dogs, That Demon […]

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The Freedom to Marry – A Journey Towards Same Sex Marriage

The Freedom to Marry is a documentary film directed by Eddie Rosenstein that follows the journey of the same sex marriage movement in the United States. Evan Wolfson founded the campaign “Freedom to Marry” back in 2003 with the intent to get equality for all no matter who you love. As we all know, back in 2015 in the Supreme Court case […]

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(2016) That Demon Within (魔警)

That Demon Within, directed by one of Hong Kong’s top genre directors, Dante Lam, is an Asian Cinema drama film that takes a look at a troubled cop descending into madness. Dave, the cop, was assigned to watch over a silent hospital when suddenly, an injured patient enters the hospital in need of a blood transfusion. Dave volunteers to donate his […]

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Prison Dogs – A Movie Sure to Make you Tear up

Today I went to go see my first film to kick off my 2016 HIFF experience, and man was it a good choice! The film I chose to go see was a documentary called Prison Dogs. And yes, I was biased and went to see it because it had the word “dog” in the title. But that was not the […]

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My Experience at Dear Thalia

As stated on the Dear Thalia page: Dear Thalia follows The Martin Family (Tracy, Tabatha, & Thalia) being homeless living in Kakaako, Oahu/Hawai’i. Filmed over a course of 4 months on weekends (8-10 hours a day), some weekdays/holidays and the Family having a GoPro for the entire duration 24/7. Living in paradise with the cost of living and cost of […]

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Dear Thalia…

As the buzz about HIFF began growing and growing as the opening day came close, the more excited I was to attend one of the showings of the films. On Sunday November 15 I made my way over to the Dole Cannery Movie Theater to watch Dear Thalia, a documentary film about a homeless family living on the streets in Kaka’ako. […]

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