Hawaii International Film Fest Hosting Free BIPOC Representation Panels – Nov 18-20

The Hawaii International Film Festival is hosting a series of panels spanning over three days, where scholars, activists and filmmakers will be speaking about BIPOC representation and challenging and expanding notions of race and equality in Hawai‘i and beyond. 


The Way Forward: Conversations about Race and Reckoning in Hawai‘i will take place November 18-20th, 2020 and will be free to view via Zoom. Feature panelist Stanley Nelson will be screening THE BLACK PANTHERS, and discussing its influence on social justice filmmaking. 


The event will have a total of four panels over the course of three days. The first panel, Black Lives Matter, POC Lives Matter: Black-led Social Movements, will be held on November 18th at 12:00pm, and will focus on how films about Black-led social movements impacted the narrative of race and equality in America. The second panel, Mixed Plate: Hapa and Multiethnic Representation in Media, will be held on November 19th at 12:00pm, highlighting  the reckoning in Hollywood demands for more representation of Asian, Latinx, Indigenous and Black roles on screen and behind the camera in narrative and documentary media. The final day of the the event will host the last panel, Cross-cultural Conversation: Black, Latinx & Polynesian Caregiving, at 12:00pm and will be followed by a Talk Story with Firelight Media at 1:00pm. 


The event is free and open to the public. Registration is available on the Hawaii International Film Festival’s event page.