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April 2- 30 / Reel Wahine of Hawaii series on PBS

April 30 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In April, PBS Hawai‘i shines a local spotlight on our Islands’ own women filmmakers with a month-long presentation of their stories. The presentation is anchored by the statewide broadcast premiere of PBS Hawai‘i Presents: Reel Wāhine of Hawai‘i on Thursday, April 30 at 9:00 pm.

This hour-long compilation of six locally produced short films tells the stories of these Hawai‘i-based filmmakers, taking them from behind the camera to out in front. The six short films recount each woman’s creative philosophies, challenges and triumphs in contributing to Hawai‘i’s film industry.

The shorts are produced by Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking, a nonprofit organization with a mission to redress gender inequity in the film industry. The organization’s executive director, Vera Zambonelli, directed the short film on Paulson Hereniko.

CONNIE FLORES (Founder, Hula Girl Productions)
HEATHER HAUNANI GIUGNI (Producer, Family Ingredients Founder, ‘Ulu‘ulu: The Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawai‘i)
VICTORIA KEITH (Producer/camera operator, The Sand Island Story)
CIARA LEINA‘ALA LACY (Writer/producer/director, Out of State)
ANNE MISAWA (Director/cinematographer/producer Associate Professor, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Academy for Creative Media)
JEANNETTE PAULSON HERENIKO (Founding Director, Hawai‘i International Film Festival.)

As part of a month-long celebration of Hawai‘i women filmmakers, PBS Hawai‘i will also air these encore presentations:

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS Kū Kanaka/Stand Tall Directed and produced by Marlene Booth Thursday, April 2, 9:00 pm

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX Heather Haunani Giugni Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 pm

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS Under a Jarvis Moon Co-directed and co-produced by Heather Haunani Giugni Thursday, April 9, 9:00 pm

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX Ciara Leina‘ala Lacy Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 pm

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS Out of State Directed and co-produced by Ciara Leina‘ala Lacy Thursday, April 16, 9:00 pm

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS Strange Land: My Mother’s War Bride Story Directed by Stephanie Castillo (see sidebar on page 12) Thursday, April 23, 9:00 pm

LONG STORY SHORT WITH LESLIE WILCOX Jeannette Paulson Hereniko Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 pm


April 30
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm