In partnership with Hub member organization Hawai’i Women in Filmmaking, we are pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting the 2018-2019 season for the Indie Lens Pop-Up series. All of these film events are free and open to the public.
This is the seventh year Hawaii Women in Filmmaking has been a partner for Indie Lens pop-up, and a first for us as a host space.
HWF explains that the Indie Lens Pop-Up series is “a neighborhood screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around documentaries from the award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens on PBS Hawaiʻi. Over the past decade, nearly 6,500 Indie Lens Pop-Up events have brought an estimated 370,000 participants together to discuss issues that impact local communities.”
Learn more about Indie Lens Pop Up in this short video here:
The 2018-2019 film series covers a range of timely topics from around the nation, and we look forward to being a community partner along with Hawai’i Women in Filmmaking, Hawai’i People’s Fund and PBS Hawai’i. All films will be held at Impact Hub HNL, 1050 Queen St. Suite #100, from 5pm to 7pm on dates listed below.
Indie Lens Pop-Up 2018-2019 Films and Schedule
Dawnland | By Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip
Date & Time: Wednesday October 24, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Dawnland tells the story of the first government-sanctioned truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., investigating the devastating impact of Maine’s child welfare practices on Native American communities. With intimate access to this groundbreaking process, the film reveals the untold narrative of Indigenous child removal in the United States.
Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World | By Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana
Date & Time: Wednesday January 16, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Rumble brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, Rumble shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
The Providers | By Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin
Date & Time: Wednesday March 13, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three “country doctors” in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. As their personal struggles at times reflect those of their patients, the providers work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare.
Charm City | By Marilyn Ness
Date & Time: Wednesday April 10, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Filmed during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers a powerfully candid portrait of those on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, community leaders, and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their city’s future.
Wrestle | By Suzannah Herbert and Lauren Belfer
Date & Time: Wednesday May 8, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Wrestle is an intimate, inspiring coming of age portrait of the wrestling team at a struggling high school in Huntsville, Alabama. As they fight towards the State Championship, wrestlers Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan face injustices and challenges on and off the mat, grappling with obstacles that jeopardize their success, while their coach wades into the complexities of class and race in the South.