Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pacific Film Series and other CPIS events



The below message has been circulated by the UH-M Center for Pacific Islands Studies. All events are free and open to the public. 

Aloha kākou, 
The Pacific Film Series continues this Thursday, 11 October, with The Orator (Sāmoa) 2011, cosponsored by the Pan Pacific Association. The film begins at 5pm in the Tokioka Room, Moore 319.
We are grateful to the writer/director Tusi Tamasese for the opportunity to show this award-winning feature film. 
About the film: The Orator (O Le Tulafale) is a contemporary drama about courage, forgiveness, and love. Small in stature and humble, Saili lives a simple life with his beloved wife and daughter in an isolated, traditional village in the islands of Sāmoa.  Forced to protect his land and family, Saili must face his fears and seek the right to speak up for those he loves. 

The Pacific Film Series continues on Thursday, 1 November, at 5:30pm with an excerpt preview of the new NOVA-National Geographic TV special The Mystery of Easter Island at the Art Building Auditorium, UHM. The special is based on research by Professor Terry Hunt (UHM Dept of Anthropology and Director, Honors Program) and Dr Carl Lipo (California State University Long Beach). There will be a Q&A with Hunt, Lipo, and the filmmakers. A book signing of The Statues That Walked by Hunt and Lipo will follow the presentation of the film excerpt.

CPIS and the Pacific Islands Development Program will host a seminar this Friday, 12 October, at 12pm"Trends and Challenges of the Growing Migration under the Compacts of Free Association" presented by David Gootnick, Director, and Emil Friberg, Assistant Director, International Affairs and Trade, US Government Accountability Office in Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 
Also on Friday, "The Leaves Keep Falling: The Asian/Pacific Basin & Sustainability After Empire" a film-screening and panel discussion at the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium from 2:30-4:00pm. CPIS MA student Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner will participate in the panel discussion, please see the attached flyer for more information. 



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