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HAWAI’I CULTURAL FOUNDATION Spring 2004, Volume 8, Issue 1

PACIFIKA; NEW YORK HAWAIIAN FILM FESTIVAL – HANA HOU

“The Hawaii’I Cultural Foundation will present its second annual PACIFIKA: New York Hawaiian Film festival at New York University’s Cantor Film Center and Tisch Theaters. In collaboration with NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Department of Film & Television,PACIFIKA will feature 20 films and videos representing ancient and contemporary themes of Hawai’i and the Pacific. The festival will celebrate and recognize the many remarkable accomplishments of indigenous film and video artists from Hawai’I and other Pacific Islands by introducing their work to New York.”


MALAMA KA ‘AINA: Little on the outside is known about Ni’ihau , the Westernmost and most Hawaiian of the major Hawaiian Islands, where non-native visitors are forbidden. This film chronicles the challenges of the Robinson Family who bought the island as Scottish immigrants in the late 18th century and their commitment to prevent cultural and biological change.


23rd HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 9, 2003 Hawaii:

Cinema No Ka Oi Original home grown films and videos made by filmmakers based in Hawaii. MALAMA KA ‘AINA The challenges of the Robinson Family to continue to preserve and protect their land, ‘Malama Ka Aina.’

Keith Robinson’s Hawaiian endangered plants, as well as animals like the Hawaiian Monk Seal are important to him and his family, but most importantly of all, to preserve the culture and rich traditions of the residents of Ni’ihau, passed on by the Hawaiian Monarchy. Doris Duke Theatre