CJ Richardson to be featured in HIFF film premiere

"Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai'i" showing October 18 and 25th

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Cynthia D Quinn, (808) 956-6545
Dir, Comm & External Rel, William S Richardson School of Law
Posted: Oct 7, 2009

UH Manoa's William S. Richardson School of Law proudly announces that its beloved founder CJ Richardson will be featured in a HIFF film premiere "Pidgin: the Voice of Hawai'i," dedicated to the late Kanalu Young, who co-produced the film with Marlene Booth, wife of Dean Soifer.  
Born on sugar plantations and spoken by more than half of Hawaii's population, 'Pidgin' - part English, part Hawaiian, with influences from other languages - captures the essence of multi-ethnic Hawaii. PIDGIN: THE VOICE OF HAWAII profiles this working-class language from its rise as plantation jargon to a source of island identity and pride.
The film draws on a variety of sources, including archival, academic and other expert commentary, man-on-the-street interviews and performances that shed light on this colorful language.  PIDGIN: THE VOICE OF HAWAII is a worthy homage to all who hold a special place for island life in their hearts.
Screening at HIFF:  Sunday, October 18, 7 p.m. at Sunset on the Beach, Waikiki (free) and Sunday, October 25, at 11 a.m. at the Dole Cannery Theaters.