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Cultural & Visual Literacy Program (CVLP)

The Cultural & Visual Literacy Program (CVLP) provides free theater screenings of outstanding films that are rarely available in Hawaii. These films are applicable to many subjects; teachers in previous years have incorporated CVLP films into classes ranging from social studies and language arts to media production and character education. Whenever possible, HIFF invites the film’s director to participate in a post-screening discussion with students.” “Students may be required to read subtitles. Schools will be responsible for their own transportation. One adult chaperone will be required for every twenty students. Open to students grades 7-12.


Students may be required to read subtitles. Schools will be responsible for their own transportation. One adult chaperone will be required for every twenty students. Open to students grades 7 to 12 on Oahu and the Big Island.

OUT OF STATE

2017 United States | Directed by Ciara Lacy
English | 60M
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 2017 – 9:45AM at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18, Oahu
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 – 9:45AM
at The Palace Theatre, Big Island **

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Shipped thousands of miles away from the tropical islands of Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence. It’s from this unlikely setting that David and Hale finish their terms and return to Hawaii, hoping for a fresh start. Eager to prove to themselves and to their families that this experience has changed them forever, David and Hale struggle with the hurdles of life as formerly incarcerated men, asking the question: can you really go home again?


GO FOR BROKE: AN ORIGIN STORY

2017 United States | Directed by: Alexander Bocchieri
English | 90M
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 – 9:45AM at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18
THIS SCREENING IS SOLD OUT

NO TRAILER AVAILABLE


In this true story, we follow a group of University of Hawaii ROTC students during the tumultuous year after the attack on Pearl Harbor as they navigate wartime Hawaii and fight discrimination by forming the Varsity Victory Volunteers (VVV). The brave actions of these young Japanese Americans, along with the perseverance of the original 100th Infantry Battalion draftees from Hawaii, directly led to the formation of the all-Japanese fighting unit – the 442nd – the most decorated combat unit in American military history.



POI E: THE STORY OF OUR SONG

2016 New Zealand | Directed by: Tearepa Kahi
English | 92M
Thursday, November 9th, 2017 – 9:45AM at Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18


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‘Poi E’, a simple song with a catchy beat released 32 years ago, has become New Zealand’s unofficial national anthem. With humour, energy and emotion, the movie POI E is the story of how that iconic song gave pride to generations of New Zealanders. From Taika Waititi giving Stan Walker his quirky take on life in the 1980s to Patea Maori Club members’ straight-talking and funny memories of the song’s visionary originator Dalvanius Prime, director Tearepa Kahi (Mt Zion) captures a unique story that taps into the heart of the nation.


Sign up for CVLP Oahu here and CVLP Big Island here!

 

** Schools will be responsible for their own transportation on Oahu. For Big Island schools, the Hawaii Council for the Humanities is open to helping support transportation with a request or proposal from a teacher/school indicating how many, how much. Please indicated on the signup form if you would like to request help with transportation.

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