HOLLYWOOD HULA ::: Pacific Islander Film Hui

Ahead of the Majority

Posted in Events, Festivals, Film, People by hollywoodhula on October 10, 2008
Hawai'i congresswoman Patsy Mink

Hawai'i congresswoman Patsy Mink

Hawai’i filmmaker Kimberlee Bassford’s biographical documentary of pioneer Hawai’i congresswoman Patsy Mink premiers at Hawai’i International Film Festival.

Mink was the first woman of color to serve in the US House of Representatives and co-authored Title IX, the landmark legislation that opened up higher education and athletics to American women.

Dubbed “Patsy Pink” for her unabashed liberal democratic views during the Vietnam War, she served in Congress for 24 years championing the rights of women, workers, immigrants and the poor.

Ahead of the Majority: The Life and Times of Patsy Mink traces the little-known story of the trailblazing dynamo who changed American politics forever.

World Premiere – Sun 12 Oct 7:00pm
Encore Screening – Sat 18 Oct 3:00pm
Regal Theatres Dole Cannery 18

Other Pacific films at HIFF:

Vincent Ward’s Rain of the Children

Marshall Islands’ first feature Morning Comes So Soon

Anne Keala Kelly’s Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i

Sima Urale’s short Coffee and Allah

Rick Bacigalupi’s doc on Jason Scott Lee’s sustainable Big Island farm Living Pono

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  1. Terrence Gillian said, on October 31, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    I had the opportunity to make the HIFF festival and it was a great showcase of films from all over the Pacific. One very moving film that you’ve failed to mention was Guam’s first feature length film made by it’s indigenous islanders (Chamorros) called “Shiro’s Head”. It was a sold out crowd on its opening night at HIFF that brought many islanders together. It was great reconnecting with so many people that I haven’t seen in years because of the common thread of watching this movie.

    You will do many Pacific islanders proud by giving this ‘little movie that could’ a mention.

    Thank you,
    Terrence Gillian


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