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The last men in Aleppo

I’m on my moped on my way to the theater, before I left I had done some research on my MacBook as to where this theater was located since this would be my first visit to this specific facility.  On the way I find myself being stuck at a parking lot, google maps clearly told me that this would be […]

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Reaching New Heights!

NEWS RELEASE Carina Lara, HPU B.A. Communication   October 26, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   REACHING NEW HEIGHTS! The HIFF Press Conference at the Halekulani launches HIFF 2016 HONOLULU, HAWAII – Executive Director of HIFF Robert Lambeth starts off the Press Conference on the right foot. The 6 foot tall Executive Director proudly presents this years incredible 2016 Hawaii International […]

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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”: 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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Final Thoughts on HIFF

Throughout the duration of the Hawaii International Film Festival, I was able to see two films. The first movie I saw was The Legend. I decided to watch The Legend because I had never seen a movie where the two main characters were played by the same actor and it wasn’t a comedy. So, I thought it’d be interesting to […]

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How To HIFF

After experiencing the Hawaii International Film Festival first hand, I thought it would be a great idea to make a video explaining the process of how one goes about attending the films. Some people may not be familiar with the 10-day event. So, a video to show people where to go to look through movie choices, where to purchase tickets […]

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Miss India America Misses the Mark

I had the opportunity to watch the Hawaii premiere of Miss India America, directed by Ravi Kapoor. The ninety-five minute film was about valedictorian, perfectionist and winner at all costs, Lily Prasad. Her seemingly perfect life comes crashing down when her boyfriend, Karim, breaks up with her for the reigning winner of Miss India National. Always being number one, Lily […]

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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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Loitering with Intent

Two aspiring actor/ directors, Dominic and Raphael finally think they’ve found their big break, but they just need to write the story. They convinced a producer with a $300,000 budget that they had a can’t miss story. They have 10 days to finalize the story, so they take themselves into nature to write begin the story that’s suppose to just […]

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