We will be presenting Lisette M. Flanary's "One Voice"
at our 3rd Annual Asian Pacific American Film Festival."One Voice" is a documentary film that tells the story of the Kamehameha School's Song Contest through the eyes of the students song directors. Every year in Hawai'i, 2000 high school students compete in the Kamehameha School's
Song Contest where young leaders direct their peers in singing Hawaiian music in four-part harmony.
"One Voice" shares the thrill of the competition via
the personal stories of the student song directors as they experience the trials and tribulations of competition in this annual high school event. The film explores the student leader's world outside of school by meeting their families
or 'ohana, and revealing their hopes and dreams for the future. Through the stories and lives of these high school students, the audience will experience Hawaiian culture as it has survived, flourished, and grown through the universal power of music and song.
Our second film is called "Hip Hop Maestro" by Christine Lee. It is a documentary film that follows Geoff "Double D" Gallegos, a Los Angeles musician and conductor of daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra. Double D takes his 70 piece orchestra
from the Los Angeles nightclub scene to center stage of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.
Our Evening Program will begin at 7PM with "One Voice" followed by "Hip Hop Maestro." We are requesting a $5 donation (but no one will be turned away for
lack of funds).
Cost: $5 Donation