The Growing, Digital Fire that is HIFF

This year was Hawaii International Film Festival’s 36th Anniversary, and I could not have been more excited to attend. Last year in 2015 was my first time attending HIFF, and I had the experience of a lifetime as I attended the opening ceremony, where I met many HIFF associates and several inspiring business partners that I will know for a […]

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Fire at Sea didn’t light my fire

Fire at Sea was the second film I had attended on Sunday at HIFF this year. It was the only film I had seen that was not originally set in English, but in Italian.. with English subtitles. It  was a documentary type film that was directed by Gianfranco Rosi. Fire at Sea has some great reviews out on the ole […]

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10 Reasons why you should watch Gaza Surf Club

If you didn’t watch the documentary Gaza Surf Club by directors Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine, don’t panic. You can still catch it on Big Island on November 19th. Or on Kauai on November 20th. But why? Here’s 10 reasons why you should:   Gaza Surf Club is a very touching documentary about a group of young men with a […]

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HIFF 2016, Oahu: What you’ve missed!

Darn… Your calendar states November 14th. Hawaii Film Festival is officially over on Oahu, and you may be realising that you missed out on some real good stuff! If you, like me, were busy with school, work – an internship maybe, or something completely different, you may be really bummed right now. Not for no reason though, because HIFF 2016 […]

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The Freedom to Marry – A Journey Towards Same Sex Marriage

The Freedom to Marry is a documentary film directed by Eddie Rosenstein that follows the journey of the same sex marriage movement in the United States. Evan Wolfson founded the campaign “Freedom to Marry” back in 2003 with the intent to get equality for all no matter who you love. As we all know, back in 2015 in the Supreme Court case […]

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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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That Demon Within: Movie Review

The battle between the inner self and a criminal in the real world, haunted Dave Wong. This police officer hid his past from the outside world, and revisited his haunting past after he unknowingly saved the life of a criminal named Han, also called “The Demon King.” Dave’s sanity is questioned and put to the test as the quest for […]

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(2016) That Demon Within (魔警)

That Demon Within, directed by one of Hong Kong’s top genre directors, Dante Lam, is an Asian Cinema drama film that takes a look at a troubled cop descending into madness. Dave, the cop, was assigned to watch over a silent hospital when suddenly, an injured patient enters the hospital in need of a blood transfusion. Dave volunteers to donate his […]

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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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