Noho Hewa Visit of Hawaiian filmmaker, Anne Keala Kelly

Posted Tuesday 22 Apr 2014

WIFT member Deborah Jones from Victoria University is part of  'Noho Hewa' a visit by Native Hawaiian filmmaker, Anne Keala Kelly to New Zealand from 24 April to 2 May. The visit has been organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa.

Native Hawaiian filmmaker, Anne Keala Kelly, will be in Aotearoa New Zealand
for two screenings of the award winning documentary 'Noho Hewa: the wrongful
occupation of Hawai'i', a powerful portrayal of the multiple links between
militarisation and the historical and ongoing processes of colonisation - in
Auckland on Friday, 25 April, and in Wellington on Friday, 2 May.
Information about 'Noho Hewa' and Ms Kelly, and details of the two screenings,
and contact information for Ms Kelly is included below.


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"A brilliant, incisive, and complex expose of colonialism (American and
other) and its devastating effects on Kanaka Maoli, the indigenous people of
Hawaii, and their land." - Author, poet, scholar and painter Albert Wendt

"Through ?Noho Hewa?, Kelly has carefully illustrated how the militarisation
of Hawai?i both produces and is enabled by broader processes of land
alienation, indigenous social dislocation, and late capitalism." - Review by
Dr Teresia Teaiwa, Senior Lecturer, Va'aomanu Pasifika, Victoria University,
author, and poet

'Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai'i' is a documentary by Native
Hawaiian journalist, writer, and filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly. The film was
directed, shot, and edited by Ms Kelly, and took over six years to make as
an independently funded project. The documentary features interviews with
Native Hawaiian academics and activists and some extraordinary original
footage documenting both the relentless expansion of the militarised
occupation and the determined resistance of Native Hawaiians. Sound track
music by Sudden Rush, Billy Bragg, Jon Osorio, Black Square, and Kamehameha
Projects reinforces the emotional impact of Kelly's story, and demonstrates
the beauty and power of social and political commentary through the arts.

Awards ~ Grand Festival Award for Documentary, Berkeley Video and Film
Festival 2011 ~ Special Jury Prize, Pacific International Documentary Film
Festival 2010 ~ Best Documentary Film, Hawaii International Film Festival
2008 (unfinished edition).

Anne Keala Kelly is a Hawaiian filmmaker who documented the Hawaiian
sovereignty movement during the first decade of the 21st century. As a
journalist, she has covered Hawaiian and other indigenous peoples issues and
the environment, and in 2006-07 she was a Ted Scripps Fellow at the Center
For Environmental Journalism in Boulder, Colorado. She has filed stories
from Hawaii, where she lives, as well as Geneva and Katmandu for the
Pacifica Network?s Free Speech Radio News. Her print journalism has appeared
in The Nation, Indian Country Today, The Honolulu Weekly and other
publications, and her video reporting has been featured on 'The NewsHour'
with Jim Lehrer and 'Democracy Now!' In September 2008 Ms Kelly co-produced
'The Other Hawaii' for Al Jazeera. She has an MFA in Directing from UCLA.

* Auckland: Friday, 25 April 2014

At 6.30pm, 9th floor, Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG), AUT, Mayoral Drive,
Auckland (entry via Mayoral Drive plaza).

For more information, please
contact Peace Movement Aotearoa email ~ RSVP on Facebook at ~

* Wellington: Friday, 2 May 2014

From 6pm to 8.20pm, at the NZ Film Archive, corner Taranaki and Ghuznee
Streets, Wellington; entry by donation to the Film Archive. For more
information, please contact Peace Movement Aotearoa email ~
RSVP on Facebook at

Next Up...

Call for Submissions

Posted Tuesday 22 Apr 2014

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2014 has launched its call for entries.

Deadline 31

As one of the largest and most dynamic short film festivals in the UK, it presents a fantastic opportunity for WIFT filmmakers to engage with an international audience. Working with leading organisations such as BAFTA, Film 4, Channel 4, Film London, Warp, Raindance, Sheffield Doc/Fest and more, it also provides a platform to interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today.

Last year's festival included films from 36 countries across the world, and they are really keen to engage with filmmakers in New Zealand.

In addition to screenings throughout the ASFF weekend, prizes include �750 for the Festival Winner, �250 for the People's Choice Winner, screenings at a number of other UK festivals and editorial coverage of the festival in Aesthetica Magazine and on the ASFF blog. The time limit is 30 minutes and categories for entry are: Advertising, Animation, Artists' Film, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller. CLICK HERE to view last year's trailer.

ASFF 2014 will take place in 15 unique and iconic locations across the city of York, spanning its historic buildings and contemporary arts spaces, during the weekend of 6 - 9 November. In addition to four days of screenings, there will also be a variety of opportunities to engage with leading industry figures and fellow filmmakers throughout an exciting series of masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions; last year's attendees included representatives from BAFTA, Film 4, Warp, Raindance, Film London, Beggars Group and Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Entries close 31 May. For more information and to enter visit