11 August, 2015

Free Community Film Screenings

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Date(s) - 29/08/2015
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Snow Canyon High School Auditorium


To celebrate Pacific Island Heritage Month, join us on Saturday, August 29 at the Snow Canyon High School Auditorium in the showing of three Pacific Islander documentaries.

5pm–“A Winning Girl”
6:30pm–“When the Man Went South”
8pm–Welcome with cultural presentation, “E Haku Inoa” (To Weave a Name)

**A silent auction will also be held with proceeds to benefit the education and healthcare of Washington County students.

About the films:

A Winning Girl

Teshya Alo is 16 years old and 125 pounds. But on the judo and wrestling mats, she throws women twice her age and pounds heavier. And she beats boys. Now, she has her sights set on taking gold at both the judo and wrestling world championships. If she does, she’d be the first and youngest athlete ever to win world championships in two different sports in the same year. But it won’t be easy. She is younger and less experienced than her opponents. She trains from Hawai‘i, and the cost to travel to tournaments drains her family’s resources. She’s a student at an elite school for Native Hawaiians. And she’s going through puberty. WINNING GIRL follows the four-year journey of this part-Polynesian female teenage judo and wrestling phenomenon from Hawai‘i, and in doing so tells the dynamic story of an elite athlete on her ascent, a girl facing the challenges of growing up and an entire family dedicated to a single dream.

View the trailer here

When the Man Went South

Instructed to set out on a journey by his village chief, Flying Fox heads south to learn about his strengths as a man. During his journey he meets two warring villages and attempts to mediate their differences. Flying Fox applies the lessons he learned on his journey when he returns to his home village to find trouble.

View the trailer here
E Haku Inoa:  To Weave a Name

A young multi-racial Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) woman, filmmaker Christen Hepuakoa Marquez, sets out to discover the meaning of her incredibly lengthy Hawaiian name from her estranged mother whose diagnosis as schizophrenic in the 80’s caused their family separation.  Christen discovers not only herself within the name, but gains a whole new perspective on the idea of sanity and how cultural differences can sometimes muddle its definition.

View the trailer here