Cane Fire

Available until June 24 - Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:To Conserve & Protect
Film Subjects:America
Ecology & the Environment
Film & Filmmaking
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Personal Histories
Popular Culture
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Anthony Banua-Simon
Producer(s):Anthony Banua-Simon
Michael Vass
Executive Producer(s):Steve Holmgren
Editor(s):Anthony Banua-Simon
Writer(s):Anthony Banua-Simon
Michael Vass
Cinematography:Anthony Banua-Simon
Composer:Mike Cooper
Sound:Anthony Banua-Simon


To Conserve & Protect: Fighting for and collaborating with the planet

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The idyllic Hawaiian island of Kauai has the reputation of a place of leisure, but behind this façade of bliss lies a much darker past. With cheeky humour and astute political analysis, director Anthony Banua-Simon expertly weaves poignant clips from Hollywood films, demonstrating how the film industry’s pattern of cultural appropriation and gross misrepresentation has negatively impacted Indigenous Hawaiians and the working class of Kauai. Using four generations of his own family’s experience, Banua-Simon breaks through the illusion of movie magic to tell the behind-the-scenes story of the true cost of colonial displacement, sugar cane farming and the booming tourist and real estate industries in Hawaii. Heather Haynes

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.


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