Wrap Analysis: HIFF 2016

This year at HIFF 2016 I watched three movies, Prison Dogs, That Demon Within, and The Freedom to Marry. I chose Prison Dogs because anything with dogs interest me. That Demon Within was a convenient movie for myself due to it being screened at HPU. I saw the trailer swell and although I am not much of an action movie […]

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HIFF & Host Theater/Dole Cannery Review

Attending the 2016 Hawaii International Film Festival was most certainly a highlight of my fall semester at HPU. A reason beyond the highlight, the location, The Dole Cannery Stadium 18. Besides being a well-renown theatre of Hawaii and having a ‘haunted’ story within its history, couldn’t have been a more perfect location to host a section of HIFF. Being loaded […]

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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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Hikawa Maru Review

HIKAWA MARU!!!!! A fascinating story, based on a true story, of a boy who dreams to work aboard the fantastic cruise liner, the Hikawa Maru! I never thought I would learn as much as I did from an anime that was based on a true story of a Japanese cruise liner history and its connections with other countries including the […]

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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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“That Demon Within”: Its Fire…Literally

That Demon Within is a thriller that takes the good, the bad, and the ugly and meshes them all together in this action packed movie. Main character Dave Wong was a policeman in Hong Kong until his life changed when he donated blood to the leader of a street demon gang (Hon), which saved his life. They are considered demons […]

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