Wrap Analysis: HIFF 2016

This year at HIFF 2016 I watched three movies, Prison Dogs, That Demon Within, and The Freedom to Marry. I chose Prison Dogs because anything with dogs interest me. That Demon Within was a convenient movie for myself due to it being screened at HPU. I saw the trailer swell and although I am not much of an action movie […]

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“The Freedom to Marry”: Same-sex Marriage Movement

The Freedom to Marry documented the greatest event in history for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. The Freedom to Marry captures the process Evan Wolfson and his team at his company “Freedom to Marry” did to pass same-sex marriage in America. This documentary showed the campaigning process Wolfson did across America. Him and his team created relationships […]

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“Prison Dogs”: Sentenced for a Lifetime of Cuteness

Prison Dogs is a documentary film that was a heartwarming comedy which taught you about the journey that inmates have with their new companion. Prison Dogs took place in Fishkill, New York with a program called “Puppies Behind Bars” founded by Gloria Gilbert Stoga. Willing inmates of a high security prison are given the chance to work with puppies and […]

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“That Demon Within”: Its Fire…Literally

That Demon Within is a thriller that takes the good, the bad, and the ugly and meshes them all together in this action packed movie. Main character Dave Wong was a policeman in Hong Kong until his life changed when he donated blood to the leader of a street demon gang (Hon), which saved his life. They are considered demons […]

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Dear Thalia: Homelessness through a 3-year-old’s eyes

November 15, 2015 was the premiere of “Dear Thalia” at the Hawaii International Film Festival. This film was on the top of my list considering the fact that homelessness in Hawaii is a growing epidemic. This film was about the Martin family; Tracy, Tabatha and their 3-year-old daughter Thalia. The Martin Family is located in Kaka’ako where most homeless people […]

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