The Spring 2012 Faculty Lecture Series presents: Spaces of Hope

Filmmaking in community research and activism in Hawai'i

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri L. Skillman-Kashyap, (808) 956-8688
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Posted: Feb 21, 2012

Hazel's Harvest
Hazel's Harvest
The first lecture in the Spring 2012 Faculty Lecture Series, Spaces of Hope: Filmmaking in community research and activism in Hawai'i, will be held on Thursday, February 23, in UH Mānoa’s Hamilton Library room 301 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided (while supplies last). The doors open at 3:15 p.m.  
Join Mike Douglass, Professor of Urban & Regional Planning (DURP) at UH Mānoa and Henry Mochida, doctoral student in Urban & Regional Planning, as they discuss filmmaking as a process of discovery and as a contribution to linking knowledge to action in real world settings. The filmmakers are graduate students at DURP, Sociology and Education.
Two documentaries, "Hazel’s Harvest" and "Breath of the Land, Life of the People," will be screened. Following the screening, Douglass and Mochida will introduce the filmmakers and moderate discussions with the audience.
The films to be shown are:
"Hazel’s Harvest"by Ly Ngo, Jesse Hsu and Nate Hilts
Looking for spaces of hope in a forgotten Eden. Follow the homeless residents of lwiliei in the heart of Honolulu as they discover the art and skill of urban organic farming. In sharing their stories as they grow food in small plots of land, they find hope in their own lives.
"Breath of the Land, Life of the People" by Chris de Venecia and John Hagihara
In the back of Oʻahu's Kalihi Valley volunteers join together to turn a 100-acre nature preserve into a community garden of food along and native reforestation. People of all walks of life come here to share their stories and talk of their aspirations with each other. From an 84 year old battling cancer to a young man searching for his place in the world, Ho'oulu 'Aina provides a space for healing.
The Faculty Lecture Series is presented by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, the Office of Research Relations, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library.