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There Once Was an Island - Te Henua E Nnoho

"There Once Was an Island" tells the story of a Pacific Island community fighting to preserve what really matters in the face of rising tides. Takuu Atoll is an idyllic home to people who maintain a 1,200-year-old culture and language. The island is disintegrating and when scientists arrive to investigate, residents realize that their attempts to preserve the coral atoll are making the situation worse. With limited means of communication or outside support, the people of Takuu must make the heart-wrenching decision of whether to risk their safety and remain on their beloved island, or become environmental refugees and begin new lives in neighboring, but foreign, Papua New Guinea.

There Once Was an Island

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Ever The Land

Ever The Land explores the sublime bond between people and their land. For the past 150 years, longstanding grievances over extreme colonization tactics have defined the Ngai (tribe) Tuhoe and New Zealand governments relationship. In 2014 history was made when the Tuhoe's ancestral homelands were returned, the New Zealand government gave a official apology and Tuhoe built the first ever "Living Building" in Aotearoa, New Zealand as a testament to their values and vision of self-governance.

  • 2017-05-30T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-03T16:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-04T21:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-28T22:00:00-07:00
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Next Goal Wins

In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet. Next Goal Wins is an inspirational story about the power of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, and an object lesson in what it really means to be a winner in life.

  • 2017-06-06T15:00:00-07:00
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Mele Murals

"Mele Murals" is a documentary about the transformative power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture. At the center of the story are two renowned street artists -- Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime) -- a group of Native Hawaiian youth, and the rural community of Waimea. Through their stories Mele Murals shows how public art and Native Hawaiian traditions transforms the artists, students and community.

  • 2017-06-11T21:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-14T22:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-15T05:00:00-07:00
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Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson

This film is a Hawaiian story of pain and promise, of challenge and triumph and a story of leadership. Sustaining a serious eye wound in Normandy during WWII that left him in the dark for two years, Myron "Pinky" Thompson emerged with a clear vision of his purpose in life. Thompson would go on to be a social worker, mentor and revered leader in the Native Hawaiian community who left a legacy of positive social change, pride in Pacific heritage and a strong sense of native identity among Hawaiians that flourishes today.

  • 2017-06-18T21:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-21T22:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-22T05:00:00-07:00
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