27th Annual International Festival – March 17

27th Annual International Festival – March 17

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.

BREADFRUIT & OPEN SPACES

10:45-12:00pm – Manele 102

  • Hosted by KCC’s Noe Tupou, Hawaiian and Pacific Island Studies. This film by Lola Bautista features the residents of the Gill-Baza subdivision in Yigo, Guam. The residents are mostly recent migrants from the Federated States of Micronesia, although some are from Chuuk, Yap, Pohnpei, and Kosrae. Sponsored by PIC.

GROOMING FUTURE LEADERS IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

10:45-12:00pm – Olona 202

  • Guest Speaker: Maya Soetoro-Ng. The Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution is a multi-disciplinary academic community of scholars, students, practitioners and visitors, who, through teaching, research, service and application, empower students to better address contemporary problems within Hawaiʻi, the Asia-Pacific region, the United States and the world.

KYUDO: ZEN ARCHERY OF JAPAN

11:00-12:00pm – The Great Lawn

  • Guest Performers: Ai Oyama (UHM student/Fukuoka University graduate) and Takatsugu Shibayama (UHM student) will demonstrate live target shooting and discussion. Archery in Japan is pre-historical and the first images picturing the distinct Japanese asymmetrical longbow are from the Yayoi period, when the bow began to be used in warfare in addition to hunting.

MUSICAL MEMORIES: KOREA, JAPAN, CHINA, SAMOA & SPAIN

11:00-12:00pm – Ohi‘a Cafeteria

  • Highlighting the varied ethnic background of the class members, the KCC MUS 206 Synthesizer Ensemble, directed by KCC’s Anne Craig Lum, will perform piano solos, keyboard ensembles, accompanied by violin, viola, flute, guitar, & percussion.

TAIKO CENTER OF THE PACIFIC

1:00-1:30pm – Ohi‘a Cafeteria

  • Guest Performer: Kenny Endo, one of the leading artists in contemporary percussion and rhythm continues to pave new paths in this Japanese style drumming. A performer, composer, and teacher of taiko with numerous awards and accolades, Kenny Endo is a consummate artist, blending Japanese taiko with rhythms influenced from around the world into original melodies and improvisation. Don’t miss the Taiko Center of the Pacific perform some great music that will excite and inspire you!

MEMORIES OF INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE

1:00-2:30pm – 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.

INTERNATIONAL FILM NIGHT

6:30-8:30pm – Ohi‘a Auditorium

  • Beijing Meets Seattle (Chinese language film, 2013)
    A blockbuster Chinese romantic comedy by director Xiaolu Xue that is charming and heartwarming. This film is timely since many wealthy Chinese want to have their children born in the United States for the benefits accorded by U.S. citizenship. Introduction by Kalani Fujiwara, KCC Political Science.

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