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Hawaiian Voices: Bridging Past To Present
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directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Rodney A. Ohtani, fl. 1998 and Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 1998), 59 mins
This award-winning 1 hr documentary honors the role of kupuna (elders) in preserving Hawaiian culture. It focuses on the legacies of 3 respected Hawaiian elders whose lives bridged the transition from older times into the late 20th century. They are Ruth Makaila Kaholoa‘a; Lilia Wahinemaika‘i Hale; & Reverend...
directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Rodney A. Ohtani, fl. 1998 and Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 1998), 59 mins
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The History of the Sons of Hawaii
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directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Rodney A. Ohtani, fl. 1998 and Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 2000), 1 hour 21 mins
Some of the leading voices of the Hawaiian cultural renaissance, which began in the early 1960s, were musicians and singers. Their songs carried feelings that were yearning to be expressed throughout the island chain. Among the most influential groups of that era was the SONS OF HAWAI’I, led by Eddie Kamae, alre...
directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Rodney A. Ohtani, fl. 1998 and Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 2000), 1 hour 21 mins
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Lahaina: Waves of Change
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directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Lisa Altieri Sosa, fl. 2007, Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 and Dennis Mahaffay, fl. 1988 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 2007), 57 mins
In 1999 Hawaiian music legend and documentary filmmaker Eddie Kamae visited the West Maui town of Lahaina, only to find that Pioneer Mill, the center of Lahaina’s sugar industry, was closing down. Eddie knew that this signaled the end of Lahaina’s plantation era, a simpler, more innocent time that he remembere...
directed by Eddie Kamae, 1927-; produced by Lisa Altieri Sosa, fl. 2007, Myrna Kamae, fl. 1970 and Dennis Mahaffay, fl. 1988 (Honolulu, HI: Hawaiian Legacy Foundation, 2007), 57 mins
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A Letter From Beirut = Rissalah Min Beyrout
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directed by Jocelyne Saab, 1948-; produced by France 3 (Privately Published, 1978), 54 mins
The Lebanese civil war was long-drawn and interrupted with lulls brokered by truces calling for the cessation of hostilities. At every lull, there was a wonder whether the war had in fact reached an end, as much as the decision to leave the country was difficult, as was the temptation to return powerful. Letter fr...
directed by Jocelyne Saab, 1948-; produced by France 3 (Privately Published, 1978), 54 mins
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Mongolian Bling
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directed by Benj Binks, fl. 2012; produced by Nubar Ghazarian, fl. 2012, Flying Fish Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 57 mins
Forget about nomads and monks! It’s hip hop that’s making Mongolia move in the 21st century. Mongolian Bling jumps into the thriving music scene in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, and follows stars as they rap nationwide with their bitches, cars, and jewels. But beyond this bling lies a failed democracy, and a dying...
directed by Benj Binks, fl. 2012; produced by Nubar Ghazarian, fl. 2012, Flying Fish Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 57 mins
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Afterbirth
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directed by Jason Kao Hwang, 1957-; produced by Jason Kao Hwang, 1957- (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1982), 36 mins
AFTERBIRTH poetically explores the unpredictable relationship between appearance and identity, challenging notions of cultural essentialism with a call for spiritual transcendence. A “documentary” montage featuring white, black and yellow Chinese characters, some fictional, others real, confront the meaning of...
directed by Jason Kao Hwang, 1957-; produced by Jason Kao Hwang, 1957- (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1982), 36 mins
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Citizen Hong Kong
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directed by Ruby Yang, fl. 1982-2016; produced by K. Bik Films (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1999), 1 hour 27 mins
This multi-layered portrait examines San Francisco filmmaker Ruby Yang’s childhood home in its first year of postcolonial existence. In 1997, as the long-anticipated handover of the city from British rule to Chinese authority was about to occur, Yang returned to see the transition for herself. Instead of mirrori...
directed by Ruby Yang, fl. 1982-2016; produced by K. Bik Films (San Francisco, CA: Center for Asian American Media, 1999), 1 hour 27 mins
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DAF
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directed by Bahman Ghobadi, 1969- (Jeonju International Film Festival, 2003), 39 mins
This simple but affecting documentary portrays a rural craftsman who makes a traditional Iranian percussion instrument called a daf. All able-bodied family members participate in the production, including a blind son, whom we see hitching a ride to market with his sister to purchase the sheep skins and wood planks...
directed by Bahman Ghobadi, 1969- (Jeonju International Film Festival, 2003), 39 mins
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The Dossier
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directed by Zhu Rikun, 1976-; produced by Zhu Rikun, 1976-, Huangniutian Film Group and Fanhall Films (Privately Published, 2014), 2 hours 8 mins
Tsering Woeser, the subject of Chinese filmmaker Zhu Rikun's extraordinary documentary, is a Tibetan writer now based in Beijing. Through her writing and online voice, she has become one of the most eloquent voices on Tibet. Zhu Rikun's sharply designed, formally innovative documentary is completely in Woeser's ow...
directed by Zhu Rikun, 1976-; produced by Zhu Rikun, 1976-, Huangniutian Film Group and Fanhall Films (Privately Published, 2014), 2 hours 8 mins
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Highlands Trilogy, 3, Black Harvest
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written by Robin Anderson, 1948-2002 and Bob Connolly, 1945-; directed by Bob Connolly, 1945- and Robin Anderson, 1948-2002; produced by Robin Anderson, 1948-2002 and Bob Connolly, 1945-, in Highlands Trilogy, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 30 mins
The third film of the renowned trilogy on Papua New Guinea joins First Contact and Joe Leahy's Neighbours in our collection. This film charts the progress of Joe in convincing the Ganiga tribespeople to join him in a coffee growing venture. He is to provide the money and the expertise; they are to supply the land...
written by Robin Anderson, 1948-2002 and Bob Connolly, 1945-; directed by Bob Connolly, 1945- and Robin Anderson, 1948-2002; produced by Robin Anderson, 1948-2002 and Bob Connolly, 1945-, in Highlands Trilogy, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 1 hour 30 mins
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