CPIS kicked off the Oceania on the Reel Pacific film series in Spring 2018 with the intent of running the series for just one semester. But many requests arose from throughout the community, and those requests have been heard! The center is happy to continue Oceania on the Reel this Fall with a new lineup of films and other community activities. Oceania on the Reel features monthly screenings of Pacific films and includes interactive opportunities such as talk story sessions with producers and cast members, art stations, live performances, food trucks, and more. Bess Press, a local family-owned and operated press in Honolulu since 1979, has generously provided the venue for monthly events at its recently opened boutique shop in Kaimuki. Last semester’s Oceania on the Reel lineup featured Breadfruit and Open Spaces, Maisa: The Chamoru Girl Who Saved Guahan, Anointed, and Run It Straight for West Papua. Each monthly screening drew a diverse audience of up to 100 from the community, and we look forward to welcoming the everyone again this Fall. Screening event dates and times will be announced.
Posted: August 1, 2018