Ka Wā Ma Mua, Ka Wā Ma Hope. Film is a powerful medium that helps us understand our past and imagine our future. Hawaiʻi’s rich and complex story is often overlooked for its exotic beaches and ice cold mai tais. This historical re-imagining was inspired by pivotal moments in Hawaiʻi’s history.
The year 2018 marked 125 years since the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, and today, the Native Hawaiian people are still fighting to protect what is important. This film dives into the final days of Hawaiʻi as a Kingdom and honors the many that fought for justice and aloha.
-Ty Sanga, Director
We celebrated Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea with the screening of the award winning short film HAE HAWAIʻI, followed by a Q&A with the film's director Ty Sanga and co-producer LĀiana Kanoa-Wong.
Hae Hawaiʻi is a historical drama about the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. Loyalists to the crown preserve what is left of their dissolved kingdom. They recruit a young Hawaiian thief to safeguard the unifying symbol of the people, the Hawaiian flag.
You can watch the full film here and our Q&A below.
Yuri Kochiyama was a lifelong political activist who supported a wide range of social justice and human rights movements more than fifty years, including the civil rights and antiwar movements and the fight for fight for ethnic studies, the anti-apartheid movement, the struggle for Puerto Rican independence, reparations for Japanese Americans, African Americans and Native Americans, the rights of political prisoners in the United States, nuclear disarmament, and movements for racial and economic justice and sovereignty all over the world.
Joining us to discuss her legacy and share was her granddaughter Akemi Kochiyama, co-coordinator of the Yuri Kochiyama Archives Project and co-editor of Passing It On: A Memoir by Yuri Kochiyama (2004, UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press).
Learn more about Yuri:
STANDING ABOVE THE CLOUDS follows Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists as they stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea from the building of the world's largest telescope.
Links from the Film Makers:
Standing Above the Clouds Website
Standing Above the Clouds is Proud to be a part of the PBS Short Film Festival! Please share the information below to vote with your views!
Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Pu’uhonua o Pu’uhuluhulu. And to find more information about TMT Shut Down Week!
What can I do?
1) Email the regents at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Make a post on social media! #UCDivestTMT
3) Fill out the form! http://bit.ly/maunakeajustice
How do I find more information?
Fifty Years of Mismanaging Mauna Kea
The Beauty Of Mauna Kea
Drop The Charges #TMTShutDown Week
Timeline of Events
One year ago...
A brief history of Hawaiian Land Tenure:
Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition
Mind & Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False
The Story of Bayard’s Mount, Lower Manhattan’s Missing Mountain
Cultural theory of risk