PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN COMMUNICATIONS: PACIFIC SHOWCASE FAMILY INGREDIENTS
TY SANGA / USA 2015 / 60 MINS SUN MAR 13 | 2:30PM | ROXIE
There are two things that are unshakable in Hawaiian culture: food and family. Embark on a culinary journey with chef Ed Kenney as he explores the traditional Hawaiian foods poi (a paste-like dish made from taro) and pipikaula (salted dried beef) and how they have influenced culture in Hawaii.
sons of halawa
MATT YAMASHITA / USA 2015 / 56 MINS SUN MAR 20 | 12:30PM | NEW PEOPLE
Pilipo Solatorio is the last native Hawaiian from Halawa. He lives harmoniously with nature and attuned to the spirit of the land. The teachings of his ancestors are at risk of being lost unless he finds a successor to continue his traditions. Only through their roots will future generations flourish. Preceded by ROOTS OF ‘ULU JOHN ANTONELLI / USA 2015 / 36 MINS
“The roots of ‘ulu are deep.” ‘Ulu, or breadfruit, was once a staple of native Hawaiian foodways. Explore the cultural significance and revival of this revered plant amongst native practitioners and agricultural experts.
mele murals FRI MAR 18 | 7:00PM | OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
Artists Estria Miyashiro and John Hina travel to the rural town of Waimea, HI, where they attempt to connect ancient Hawaiian traditions and graffiti with the youth of tomorrow. See page 37 for full description.
caamfest @ OMCA
FRI MAR 18 | 5:00PM | OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 7:00PM | MELE MURALS *Film ticket required and may be purchased at caamedia.org or OMCA.
Celebrate CAAMFest’s return to the great Oakland Museum of California with a program capturing the intersection of Pacific Island and Bay Area culture. Enjoy half-off museum admission, gourmet food trucks from Off the Grid and Pacific Islander presentations. End the evening with the world premiere of Tad Nakamura’s documentary, MELE MURALS.
(Formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival)