13th + Post-Screening Discussion Panel

13th + Post-Screening Discussion Panel

Angela Davis in ’13th’

Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
7:00-9:00 p.m.            
Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art
Admission: Free
Post-screening discussion featuring: Sharla Manley, DeMont Conner, and Ciara Lacy.

On Sunday, February 12, 2017, Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, in partnership with Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, presented a free screening of the film 13th, from director Ava DuVernay (Selma), a documentary about the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery, to a full auditorium.

Following the screening was a discussion featuring guest speakers Sharla Manley, DeMont Conner, and moderator Ciara Lacy.

Sharla Manley
Litigation Director, Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
Sharla joined Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation in 2010. She works on prison litigation involving native Hawaiian traditions and customs and quiet title cases at NHLC. Currently, she has two cases pending about Saguaro Correctional Center against the Department of Public Safety and CoreCivic (formerly CCA)—one concerns Hawaiian language and one concerns native religious practices. She also represents three other prisoners in cases about accommodations for Native Hawaiian religious practices at Hālawa Correctional Facility and Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center.


DeMont Conner
An activist with experience within the prison system, and who also works with native Hawaiians in prison.

Ciara Lacy
Independent Filmmaker
Ciara Lacy is a native Hawaiian filmmaker whose interest lies in crafting films that use both strong characters and investigative journalism to challenge the creative and political status quo. Her latest documentary, OUT OF STATE, chronicles the verite experience of native Hawaiian men finding their culture while imprisoned at a private prison on the continental U.S.


(L to R) Moderator Ciara Lacy with DeMont Conner and Sharla Manley.

Discussion about “13th” documentary and national and Hawai‘i issues about incarceration.

Standing-room attendance in the Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre listens to the post-screening discussion.