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The Cultural Animation Film Festival (review)

The Cultural Animation Film Festival (review) 586 the contemporary pacific • 31:2 (2019) recognizing multiple voices in climate caff is a nascent forum for creative change discourse. Hope for some expressions of cultural identity and is not the same as hope for all. By practices in animation. emphasizing and encouraging rela- The films selected for the festival tionships across difference, including draw from elements of Hawaiian / those with nonhuman animals and Kanaka Māoli, Chamorro, Māori, with water, Shewry asks her readers to Chinese, Indian, and First Nations/ take responsibility for present realities Native American cultures. They and to explore creative, collaborative ranged in length, visual style, sub- solutions to environmental crises. As ject matter, and filmmakers age and she points out, Pacific Islanders are professional status. The films’ diverse responsible for only 0.3 percent of themes and origins marked the 2018 greenhouse gas emissions, yet they festival as an event that centered and are among the first to directly experi- celebrated community and culture. ence the impact. Their voices, among The festival’s grassroots organiza- others, will be crucial to producing a tion engendered a lively, collaborative hopeful future. atmosphere. Some of the films and trailers screened at the festival were erin cheslow created by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Cultural Animation Film Festival (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 31 (2) – Oct 3, 2019

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University of Hawai'I Press
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1527-9464

Abstract

586 the contemporary pacific • 31:2 (2019) recognizing multiple voices in climate caff is a nascent forum for creative change discourse. Hope for some expressions of cultural identity and is not the same as hope for all. By practices in animation. emphasizing and encouraging rela- The films selected for the festival tionships across difference, including draw from elements of Hawaiian / those with nonhuman animals and Kanaka Māoli, Chamorro, Māori, with water, Shewry asks her readers to Chinese, Indian, and First Nations/ take responsibility for present realities Native American cultures. They and to explore creative, collaborative ranged in length, visual style, sub- solutions to environmental crises. As ject matter, and filmmakers age and she points out, Pacific Islanders are professional status. The films’ diverse responsible for only 0.3 percent of themes and origins marked the 2018 greenhouse gas emissions, yet they festival as an event that centered and are among the first to directly experi- celebrated community and culture. ence the impact. Their voices, among The festival’s grassroots organiza- others, will be crucial to producing a tion engendered a lively, collaborative hopeful future. atmosphere. Some of the films and trailers screened at the festival were erin cheslow created by

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 3, 2019

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