Political Film Newsletter #11

HAWAI`I INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NOMINEES
Among the many films exhibited in the Hawai`i International Film Festival, ten have been pre-nominated. Since PFS rules do not permit more than five nominees per category, members can now vote to select the top five. Vote for up to five from the list below and return to the Political Film Society by December 31:
o Bones of the Forest, a Canadian documentary about the effect of logging on indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest.
o Buddha Bless America shows how the U.S. military treated local residents in Taiwan in a cavalier manner while undertaking exercises.
o The Coolbaroo Club shows how aborigines organize a response to white oppression in Australia.
o The Flor Contemplacion Story examines the tragic circumstances of the Filipina who left for Singapore to make money for her family and then was executed for allegedly killing a fellow domestic and her charge.
o Hawai`i’s Last Queen tells the life story of Queen Lili`uokalani.
o Kalo Pa`a o Waiahole shows how taro farmers in Windward O`ahu fought to bring water to agricultural lands for Native Hawiaiians.
o Makua: To Heal the Nation explains the background behind the rise of a city of Native Hawaiian squatters along the beach in Leeward O`ahu.
o Rats in the Ranks shows machinations of politicians in a Sydney suburb.
o A Single Spark, a feature film from Korea, depicts governmental repression of complaints against substandard labor conditions rather than enforcement of the law.
o Six O’Clock News, a documentary about violence on television in the USA.

EARLIER NOMINEES FOR 1996 PFS AWARDS
For the category of Human Rights:
The Chamber
Dead Man Walking
Get on the Bus
Lone Star
.
For the category of Peace:
Michael Collins

PFS MEMBERS CAN NOMINATE BEST FILMS FOR 1996
Categories for awards are as follows:
o democracy
o exposé
o human rights
o peace
Send your nominations to the Political Film Society. PFS PUBLISHES NEW

WORKING PAPER BY AOKI
The latest paper published by the Political Film Society is as follows:
#6 Andrew L. Aoki, “Chan Is Missing”: Liberalism and the Blending of a Kaleidoscopic Culture.
Other Working Papers are available for purchase:
#1 Genovese, “Art & Politics: The Political Film as a Pedagogical Tool”
#2 Morlan, “Pre-World War II Propaganda: Film as Controversy”
#3 Giglio, “From Riefenstahl to the Three Stooges: Defining the Political Film”
#4 Williams, “The Real Oliver North Loses: The Reel Bob Roberts Wins”
#5 R. L. Savage, “Popular Film & Popular Communication.”
Politics & Film Syllabi, authored by the following, are also available:
#1 John Williams
#2 Ernest Giglio
#3 Henry S. Kariel
#4 Michael Haas (new).
To obtain copies of publications in either series, send a $1 donation per item requested to PFS, with a check payable to the “University of Hawai`i Foundation.”