Madeleine Bergstrand

What do you think about HIFF? – Video Report

A few short interviews and reviews from the visitors at Hawaii International Film Festival

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press conference

HIFF Press Conference

I attended the last press conference at the Halekulani hotel in Waikiki for the 31st Annual Hawaii International Film Festival.  Ruslan Pak, the director of Hanaan, Adam Pesce, the director of Splinters, Prashant Bhargava, the director of Patang, and Masato Harada, the director of Chronicles of My Mother, were all present and at this conference and was open to answer […]

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Closing Press Conference

It was a happy yet melancholy affair today at the Halekulani as HIFF held it’s closing press conference.  Like the cast of a stage production on it’s closing night, or bedtime prayers Christmas evening, we are so thankful for the gifts, but sad to see it pass; happy it happened and looking forward to it’s advent next year.  The closing […]

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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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KS Alumni Glee Club @HIFF Sunset on the Beach-Waikiki

I attended the Sunset on the Beach that was dedicated to HIFF’s film “One Voice.” I heard a lot about this movie and wanted to see what it was all about.  While waiting for the film to start they had entertainment such as Kamehameha local band “Keahou” and the Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club.  The video your about to see is […]

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