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  • Finding Kukan

    Finding Kukan

    A sweeping history detective story that spans decades, filmmaker Robin Lung investigates the story of an unsung film heroine, Li Ling-Ai, who along with Rey Scott, made a documentary about World War 2 China in 1939 that won an Academy Award. But the film has been lost and no one has seen it for over 60 years...until Lung uncovers what may be the last remaining print. Why was the film lost? And why has no one ever heard the story...

    Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall

    Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall

    An intimate portrait of Native Hawaiian activist George Terry Kanalu Young told through the stories of those who knew and loved him. Slated for PBS in 2017, directed by Marlene Booth.15 year old Kanalu Young takes a deep water dive...

    Winning Girl Documentary

    Winning Girl Documentary

    Feature documentary. Twelve year old wrestling and judo champion Teshya Alo dreams of becoming world champion in both her sports. From age 12 to 16, this film chronicles her challenges and triumphs as she grows from child phenom to staunch competitor...

    Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaiʻi

    Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaiʻi

    This one-hour documentary profiles the language of Hawai'i's working people in its rise from plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawai'i's population, this language captures...

    ‘It’s Elementary’

    ‘It’s Elementary’

    All kids are affected by anti-gay prejudice, and all adults have the ability and responsibility to address it. GroundSpark's earliest film in the Respect for All Project. The first film to give adults, including teachers, practical lessons on how to...

    Eating Alaska

    Eating Alaska

    What happens to a vegetarian who moves to the Alaskan frontier? One woman's quest for a meal that makes sense; ethically, politically and tastefully! A wry search for the 'right thing' to eat that leads to climbing mountains with women hunters, communing with vegans and talking moose meat with teens in the Arctic. Eating Alaska provokes laughter, serious discussion and local food potlucks and sustainability events from Nome to New York.PBS Broadcast 2010Director: Ellen Frankenstein Producers: Ellen Frankenstein & Shirley ThompsonEating...

    Special Circumstances

    Special Circumstances

    This documentary follows Chilean exile Hector Salgado as he returns to Chile from the US to seek and confront the men who imprisoned him and who tortured and killed his friends after the 1973 coup.Special Circumstances is an award winning documentary that has screened all over the US and Chile, where it won five awards for Best Documentary, and internationally at film festivals in Guadalajara, Mexico City, Havana, Ecuador, Brazil, Holland, Finland, Colombia, Italy, Spain. To date the film has...

  • Pacific Heartbeat New Season Promo

    Pacific Heartbeat New Season Promo

    Pacific Heartbeat is a series for American Public Television by Pacific Islanders in Communications and PBS Hawaii that showcases the stories of Pacific Islanders, drawing viewers into the heart and soul of Pacific Island culture.We were super excited to work again with PBS Hawaii and Pacific Islanders on an updated show open and promo for the 2013 season. Featuring images from Let's Play Music! Slack Key with Cyril Pahinui and Friends; Hula, Language of the Heart; Tonga: The Last Place...

    Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaiʻi

    Pidgin: The Voice of Hawaiʻi

    This one-hour documentary profiles the language of Hawai'i's working people in its rise from plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride. Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawai'i's population, this language captures...

  • PBS Showcase Sizzle Reel

    PBS Showcase Sizzle Reel

    This sizzle reel highlights the newest documentary films offered by the National Minority Consortium at the 2012 PBS Showcase. This reel, presented by Pacific Islanders in Communications, opened the conference in the first session of the first day, and opened for my favorite ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. Play it loud! Graphics by Stanford Chang, Gravity, Soundmix by John Dennis, The Sound...

    SpokesBUZZ Splash Video

    SpokesBUZZ Splash Video

    Promoting the Global Visibility of Fort Collins Sound and Culture, the SpokesBUZZ mission is to amplify the local music scene, develop professional artists, and promote Fort Collins as a progressive cultural destination!A small non-profit with a big heart and even...

  • Finding Kukan

    Finding Kukan

    A sweeping history detective story that spans decades, filmmaker Robin Lung investigates the story of an unsung film heroine, Li Ling-Ai, who along with Rey Scott, made a documentary about World War 2 China in 1939 that won an Academy Award. But the film has been lost and no one has seen it for over 60 years...until Lung uncovers what may be the last remaining print. Why was the film lost? And why has no one ever heard the story...

    39 1/2 Trailer

    39 1/2 Trailer

    Trailer for 39 1/2, an independent feature film in progress, mixes narrative drama, comedy and animation to follow the journey of a single, female filmmaker pushing 40 and determined to have a child by virtually any means necessary. Director: Kara...

    Ghost Town to Havana Trailer

    Ghost Town to Havana Trailer

    Trailer for GHOST TOWN TO HAVANA documentary about boys growing up in a tough Oakland, CA neighborhood and also in poverty-stricken Havana, Cuba and the two inspiring little league baseball coaches who mentor them and bring them together for one...

    A Chance to Dress Trailer

    A Chance to Dress Trailer

    Trailer for A CHANCE TO DRESS documentary about world renown geologist and MIT professor John Southard who talks about his life as a cross-dresser.Director: Alice BouvrieTrailer editor: Shirley...

    States of Grace Trailer

    States of Grace Trailer

    Trailer for States of Grace documentary about inspiration Grace Dammann and her family as she rebuilds her life after a devastating accident.Directors: Helen S. Cohen and Mark LipmanTrailer editor: Shirley...

    Be Home Soon Documentary Trailer

    Be Home Soon Documentary Trailer

    Trailer for BE HOME SOON: Letters From My Grandfather.Director: Melissa HowdenTrailer editor: Shirley...

    ‘One Voice’ Film Trailer

    ‘One Voice’ Film Trailer

    I edited this trailer which premiered at the 'I Heart HIFF' party in Honolulu. From Pacific Islanders in Communication and filmmaker Lisette Marie Flanary, the documentary One Voice had its world premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival in October.One Voice Film...

    Independent Lens “Reel Injun” Trailer

    Independent Lens “Reel Injun” Trailer

    Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond's fascinating and entertaining look at the history of the American Indian in cinema. This trailer was screened at the Television Critics Association meeting in August 2010. REEL INJUN aired as part of the 2010 - 2011...

    Special Circumstances

    Special Circumstances

    This documentary follows Chilean exile Hector Salgado as he returns to Chile from the US to seek and confront the men who imprisoned him and who tortured and killed his friends after the 1973 coup.Special Circumstances is an award winning...