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Invoking Justice – Domestic Violence in South India

  I always feel like I’ve experienced something when I leave the theater thinking I want to change the world. It has happened before at HIFF, I’ve watched a handful of movies that have changed my world-view. They have introduced me to topics that I knew existed, but didn’t know to what extent. Invoking Justice is one of those movies […]

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi-a Review

I sort of stumbled into this film by chance not really knowing what to expect, however upon sitting down and watching “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” I was immersed in a world not many get to see. You see, the ART of sushi to a man named Jiro is no joke. This documentary focuses on an aged man whose life revolves […]

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Splinters Film Review

Adam Pesce’s film Splinters is about a remote seaside village of Vanimo in Papua New Guinea where surfing is not just a hobby for them, but a way of life.  This is a documentary, supplemented with uplifting music and fascinating glimpses into their rare culture, follows four local surfers in their journey of becoming a better surfer.  The four of […]

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Bob Marley The Making of a Legend

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend – Interviews

On Thursday October 20th, the documentary “Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend” was showed at the Hawaii International Film Festival. The film is written and produced by Bob Marley’s girl friend Ester Anderson and contains exclusive video footage from the early days of Bob Marley’s career. After having seen the film I decided to interview a few people to […]

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The Price of Sex

The Price of Sex

Across the globe there is waxing hot the blazing fires of a sordid industry: sex-trafficking. The Price of Sex is a documentary project my Mimi Chakarova which spans over two continents, six nations and ten years of investigative work.  It focuses specifically on the migration of eastern European women to southern countries where sex tourism is booming, and exposes some […]

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Bob Marley: The Making of A Legend: A Critique

BOB MARLEY: MAKING OF A LEGEND was a disappointing stretch.  Had the videographer, Esther Anderson, Bob Marley’s girlfriend left the raw footage, home video segments alone, fans would have been more than satisfied.  They would have only seen, understood, and marveled at the commonality of this reggae great, a new genre innovator.  Instead, the film was compromised, unnecessarily lavished with […]

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Matchmaking Mayor

Matchmaking Mayor

  “Greetings dear neighbors this is your mayor speaking,” the Mayor’s voice breaks through the cold Slovakian village early in the morning, as it does every morning. “Let me tell you I haven’t felt this angry in a long time… you slave all day long swamped with work… my struggle…is above all a struggle against loneliness…” Mayor Josef Gadjos finds […]

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See Skateistan Today!

Hi every body. I watched Skateistan at Dole Tuesday evening. I had heard a lot about it, therefore my expectations were high. Lucky for me it lived up to them all and much more. You take skateboards, cool skaters and mix it up with dirty Afghan street kids with big brown eyes and wrap it all in Afghans extraordinary (and […]

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