HIFF Presents “He Wa’a, He Honua – The Earth Is Our Canoe” The film (plus four other Hōkūleʻa documentaries) are available free of charge via www.hiff.org through Nov. 29 A one-hour documentary produced in partnership with ‘Ulu’ulu, Hawai’i’s moving image archive, that pays tribute to the sweeping cultural renaissance that began in the 1970s and will continue with a movement of environmental revitalization led by Hōkūleʻa and Hawai’i. The film looks back at the people and actions that reclaimed language, land, voyaging and other cultural practices and invites viewers to join Hōkūleʻa in the next renaissance – that of Island Earth. The special includes archival footage from many of Hōkūleʻa’s well-documented voyages, interspersed with commentary from past, present and future leaders.
Live Panel: “Visions of Hōkūleʻa” hosted by PVS, ‘Ulu’ulu and HIFF Date: Friday, Nov. 20, 7 pm(HST) A free, live online panel discussion with visionary and courageous leaders of the 1970s Hawaiian rights movement and the young leaders who will propel us to a new renaissance. Moderator: Elisa Yadao Panelists: Voices of Renaissance — Dr. Emmet Aluli, Walter Ritte, Nainoa Thompson, Larry Kimura, Governor John Waihee, Bruce Blankenfeld. Voices of Young Leaders — Denise Espania, Kaiʻulani Murphy, Pomai Bertelmann.