First Annual KAPI‘OLANI LANGUAGE, CULTURE & CINEMA INSTITUTE (KLCCI)
Please join us as we celebrate student engagement, learning and achievement as we broaden student’s perspectives through International Education on the Kapi‘olani Community College campus. Download the full 27th Annual International Festival flier for event schedules across March 16 – March 19.
MEMORIES: TELLING A STORY THROUGH POETRY
10:45-12:00pm – Lama Library
- Poets and writers Amalia Bueno, Brenda Kwon and Maiana Minahal will read from their recent works. Hosted by KCC’s Lisa Kanae and Gail Harada.
MEMORIES OF INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE
9:30-11:00am – Ohi‘a Cafeteria
- International students in ESOL 197 from China, Japan and Korea will introduce you to the lives and achievements of memorable African Americans, American women, Native Hawaiians, and Native Americans through poster sessions. Please join them in their presentations and feel free to share your memories of these people or similar experiences. Coordinated by KCC’s Jody Yamamoto.
PLAY THE JAPAN “SURVIVOR” GAME
11:00-12:00pm – Ohi‘a Cafeteria
- This game is open to the public and tests how much people know about Japan. Questions range from Japanese customs to food, history and entertainment. KCC Faculty Fujikawa, Hackler, Hamamoto, Iwamoto, Kataoka, Kobuke, Kondo, Makishima, Nagai, & Shinagawa, will help conduct the game in a lively, engaging atmosphere of learning.
INDIA: WHERE MEMORIES OF THE PAST ARE PRESERVED
12:15-1:30pm – Olona 115
- Join Kapiʻolani Lama Library staff member Linda Laurence “traveling” by train around India. We’ll go from Delhi north to Rishikesh where ancient sages practiced yoga; south to Madras where St. Thomas was martyred; farther south to a 16th century palace; to India’s southern-most tip; then back north to Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan.
INTERNATIONAL PARADE OF CULTURES
12:15-12:45pm – Campus Wide
- Coordinated by Shawn Yacavone. Members of the International Cafe, Japanese 131, Japanese 298 and KCC faculty, students and staff invite you to participate. Wear the native clothing of your country & join in the colorful parade of KCC International students, faculty and community. Drumming by SANGO & friends.
- Meet in the ‘Ilima Courtyard at 11:30 AM.
A TREASURY OF INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
2:30-4:30pm – Ohi‘a Auditorium
- Students of Chinese, Filipino, French, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish languages will present skits, storytelling, readings and recite poems in their original languages. These lively and interesting readings are coordinated by Lisa Kobuke & Soo Ah Kim Yuen. Chinese (Sue Fujitani, Carl Polley, Hui-Ju Chuang), French (Renée Arnold), Korean (Soo Ah Yuen), Filipino (Clemen Montero), Japanese (Tom Kondo, Lisa Kobuke), Hawaiian (‘Iwalani Tasaka), Spanish (Fernand Cortiguera, Ibeth Preysz, Keahi Salvador, Anna Sachs).
INTERNATIONAL FILM NIGHT
6:30-8:30pm – Ohiʻa Auditorium
- Eternal Zero (Japanese language film, 2013)
A Japanese war drama which chronicles a young man’s search for the truth about the life of his biological grandfather, a skilled, but ridiculed ace pilot who died during the war as a Kamikaze volunteer. The Eternal Zero topped the Japanese box office for eight consecutive weeks and is the fifth highest-grossing live-action Japanese film of all time. Introduction by Kalani Fujiwara, KCC Political Science.