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My HIFF Experience

My  2016 HIFF Experience was wonderful to say the least. Incredible films and incredible people to share them with. I watched two  films and I must say that without a doubt the best two independent films I have seen in a while. I saw the film Lion first and it was certainly an inspirational and true story which was quite the tearjerker. I […]

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The Patriarch

The last three days of Hawai’i Film Festival and I finally got to make it to the first movie I have been wanting to watch, since I was flicking through the 2016 HIFF Program Guide, last week in class. The Patriarch is a reminiscent story of the Maori people in the rural areas, around 1960’s. The family drama is portraying […]

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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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The transformation of Gaza’s surf youth!

The film Gaza Surf Club expresses ever so beautifully the progressive journey to a hope which starts and ends on the coastal waters of Gaza. The films bright characters are what creates for a captivating story of loss, hope, unity, and the ability to be free in a war torn area. The film follows mainly the life of a 23 […]

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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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Praise for Prison Dogs

Prison Dogs is a documentary that will make you fall in love from start to finish. The film is set in a rural New York prison in Fishkill, NY, where the inmates there are paired with a golden retriever or lab, for a program called “Puppies Behind Bars.” After a process of evaluation, the chosen inmates are presented with the […]

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