Archive for March, 2012

Tahitian Pearls

March 28th, 2012
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Tahitian Pearls

Ever wondered how those beautiful Tahitian black pearls made their way to the jewelry case? This is Part 1 of a video by Johann Bouit, our PacificNetwork Tahiti Director, shot at a pearl farm in Fakarava. Controversial subject for some environmentalists but the demand for pearls remains steadfast and growing. For more video www.pacificnetwork.tv

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6th Farrington Film Fest

March 26th, 2012
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6th Farrington Film Fest

If you had not heard about this video competition tell your kids, teachers, and students in the Farrington Complex of 12 Schools. Winning videos will be streamed on PacificNetwork.tv so relatives anywhere in the world may view videos. Here is info on the event from Christine Ho, Farrington Film Festival Exec Producer:

The 6th Annual Farrington Film Festival
April 19, 2012. 5:30 Musical performances by the Farrington Band and others. 6:00 Videos. 8:30 Award Ceremony

The Farrington Film Festival was born in 2007, with the support and encouragement of then principal Catherine Payne. I wanted to showcase our Farrington High School digital media students’ videos on the Big Screen. Video is a way for youth to share their unique passions, visions and stories with the public. We take pride in the festival. It is a free, fun, g-rated, and intergenerational event.

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I opened the festival to the twelve schools of the Farrington Complex. There are nine elementary schools- Kalihi, Kalihi-Kai, Kalihi-Uka, Kalihi-Waena, Kapalama, Linapuni, Kaewai, Puuhale, and Fern, and two middle schools; Dole and Kalakaua. All schools contribute to the art displays. We organize an art exhibition outside the school auditorium, while inside, we have a juried video competition. Our judges this year are Kirk Matthews (anchor and reporter, KHON TV), Kathryn Xian (former Executive Director, Girl Fest Hawaii Film Festival and Executive Director, Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery), and Arthur Umezu (Head of Kauai Film Commission). Our major sponsor is The Farrington Alumni and Community Foundation. Their grant allows us to offer cash prizes, t-shirts for participating students, to pay for advertising and marketing, as well as buses for students of the feeder schools to attend a daytime showing. www,farringtonfilmfestival@yahoo.com

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Porcelain Unicorn

March 23rd, 2012
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Porcelain Unicorn



Legendary British film director Sir Ridley Scott launched a global film-making contest for aspiring directors, "Tell It Your Way". There were over 600 entries. The film could
be no longer than three minutes, no more than 6 lines of narrative, and maintain a compelling story. This is the winning video: "Porcelain Unicorn" by American director Keegan Wilcox. No more than three minutes long, so much story in so little time. Beautifully done.

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Yesteryear

March 22nd, 2012
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Yesteryear

Photographs worth a thousand+ words. Mahalo to Mac who sent us to (Old Hawaii.tumblr.com) where (anonymous) has posted wonderful stills, many of which I've never seen before. And by the way can anyone tell me if this is correct ... the first photo below is of the original Alexander & Young Cafe on Alakea St. (Bishop Square) where Cafe Che Pasta and Umeke Market are located today. Enjoy!

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Boyce Rodrigues

March 18th, 2012
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Boyce Rodrigues
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It is a sad moment in time. Uncle Boyce Rodrigues has passed. Uncle mentored me when I thought I could not move back to Hawaii and his loving kindness, humor and wisdom taught me what I'd forgotten those many years away from home. He will always be alive in our memories and our recollections will forever be ones of happy joyous times. He was as irreverent as they come. He was a truly humble and proud Hawaiian who was as friendly to outsiders as he was adamant about local folk's rights to these islands. He was flexible, tolerant and never prejudiced. He was a fine musician, a teacher, and such a rascal. He was a great man who was loved by many. Aloha e Uncle B... we will think of you with love.

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