Fun Visit to Kapaa Highschool in Kauai!

Wonderful visit to Kapaa High School in Kauai as part of the Hawai’i International Film Festival Educational Program. Great media teachers and bright students with poignant questions! Thank you Kapaa High School and Jen Pastores & Amy from HIFF 2019 for this opportunity to share Our Atoll Speaks!


Súper bonita visita al instituto de Kapaa en Kauai – los profesores y estudiantes súper interesantes con preguntas geniales. Un gusto de visita dentro del programa educativo de Hiff! Gracias Kapaa High school y gracias HIFF!

Kapaa HIghschool Students and Teachers group photo after Gemma/s school visit.
Students watching Our Atoll Speaks.
Gemma answering questions about her filmmaking life.
Wonderful media teachers and Kapaa High School. Thank you for your invitation.
Gemma with Amy and Jen Pastores from HIFF Educational Program. Thank you for our wonderdulm time and the work you do with youth.

Our school visit to Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School!

As part of the HIFF 2019 education program we visited the Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School in Honolulu! We showed the film during Amy Tsujioaka media class. Here Amelia sharing the making of the film and the students watching. We look forward to taking the film more youth and schools in Hawaii and the mainland US through the educational market and to communities around the world!

Mahalo Nui Amy Tsujioaka for the invitation and Jenn May Pastores at HIFF for all your coordinating efforts to make this happened!

Amelia introduces the film to the youth at Amy Tsujioaka class.
Screening of Our Atoll Speaks!
Amelia with students.
More of screening time.
Poster and postcards shared with youth.

Johnny & Gemma talk about Our Atoll Speaks premier in Hawaii!

View the interview we did with Jay Fidel about Our Atoll Speaks premiering at the 39th Hawaii International Film Festival!

Our Atoll Speaks premiers in Hawaii!

Enjoy the premier of Our Atoll Speaks at HIFF 2019 in pictures! Thank you to every who came to watch the film and celebrate. More to come!!

Johnny & Gemma.
Amelia & Gemma.
Johnny with her daughter Haumea and son Ropati along with Gemma.
Gemma with dear friend Carla Joaquin.
Gemma with camerawoman Valerie Narte.
Gemma with HIFF founder Jeannette Paulson Hereniko and film critic Mark Schillings.
Editor Shirley Thompson with Gemma.
Makena Duffy with Gemma.
Anna Page, HIFF programmer with Gemma.
Sold out crowd!!
Q&A after screening! Thank you HIFF!!

Our Atoll Speaks Premieres in Chile and in Spanish!

First Spanish Speaking Indigenous Festival our film shows in Chile!

So proud OUR ATOLL SPEAKS: KO TALATALA MAI TŌ MĀTOU WENUA will premier in Chile at the wonderful ARICA NATIVA Film Festival within their competitive section. Thank you Sebastian Concha for translating the film to Spanish and taking the film to your indigenous community in Chile! Thank you Neta Lei at Sundance Native Program for introducing us to such beautiful people. Stay safe in Chile and hope to come to your festival in the years to come!!

All information about the festival in the link below!