The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) schedule is out and we’re excited to again be participating!
This year, we will be screening ‘Iolani Palace: Hawaii’s Past Today & ‘Iolani Palace Restoration. Both documentary films were directed by local filmmaker George Tahara and document the decade-long restoration of the Palace from 1969-1979. These were recently digitized along with 47 other films from the Friends of ‘Iolani Palace collection at ‘Ulu‘ulu with generous support from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
The FREE screening will be held at Dole Cannery Theatres on Saturday, November 8th at 4pm. A panel discussion about film archiving and preservation, the history of the Palace restoration, and the importance of ‘Iolani Palace as the center of social and political life for the Kingdom of Hawai‘i and for today will follow the premiere.
Hope to see you there!
Interested in reading more about the Palace restoration? Visit the ‘Iolani Palace website