Born of Conflict: Children of the Pacific War

April 24, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies Auditorium

Film screening and presentation by Jacqueline Leckie, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago, New Zealand Between 1942 and 1945, over two million United States servicemen occupied the southern Pacific theatres. The influx of these men had an enormous social impact, including fathering thousands of children. In 2010 the University of Otago began research about these children, their mothers, or their biological fathers (‘Mothers’ Darlings: http://www.otago.ac.nz/usfathers/). This film is an outcome of that project and highlights the heartfelt and often painful stories of some of these children’s lives and those reunited with their fathers, long after the Pacific war. The narratives featured in the film focus on Cook Islands, American Sāmoa, and Aotearoa/New Zealand. The film will be introduced by Jacqueline Leckie, one of the researchers who was responsible for research in Fiji.


Ticket Information
Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
Center for Pacific Islands Studies, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Katherine Higgins, 956-2658, khiggins@hawaii.edu, Children of the Pacific (PDF)

Share by email

Thursday, April 24

 
8:00am
BikeUHM 2014: Earth Cycles
Mānoa Campus, Legacy Path
9:00am
Earth Day Planting
Mānoa Campus, Sustainability Courtyard
9:00am
SOFT Adopt-a-Plant & Seed Planting
Mānoa Campus, Sustainability Courtyard (between Kuykendall and HIG)
10:00am
2014 Earth Day Festival
Mānoa Campus, Sustainability Courtyard (between Kuykendall and HIG)
10:00am
Cycle Manoa Bike Sale
Mānoa Campus, Legacy Walk
11:30am
UHWO Music Ensembles Present "LUNCHTIME CONCERTS"
West Oʻahu Campus, Dining Hall and Campus Center Stair Landing
11:30am
UHM- Shidler College Of Business-Transfer Workshop
Honolulu Campus, Bldg 7-Room 603
12:00pm
Geography Department Lecture Series
Mānoa Campus, Saunders 443
1:30pm
Gavin Tsutsumi, oboe
Mānoa Campus, Orvis Auditorium
3:00pm
Geology & Geophysics Final Oral
Mānoa Campus, POST 723
3:00pm
Oceanography Seminar
Mānoa Campus, Marine Sciences Building, MSB 100
3:30pm
Complementary constraints on light dark matter from heavy meson decays
Mānoa Campus, Watanabe Hall, 112
4:30pm
Born of Conflict: Children of the Pacific War
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
6:00pm
Social Security and Medicare Basics for Pre-Retirees
Windward Campus, Hale ‛Ākoakoa 105
6:00pm
Bill McKibben: Updates from the Front Lines of the Climate Fight
Mānoa Campus, Art Auditorium (overflow in Bilger Hall 152)
7:30pm
Concert w/ Mike Love, Sam Ites, Lucie Lynch & Jenna Robinson
Mānoa Campus, Sustainability Courtyard (between Kuykendall and HIG)
7:30pm
4th Annual Piano Project Concert
Mānoa Campus, Orvis Auditorium
8:00pm
Spring Footholds
Mānoa Campus, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre