Hawai‘i’s Masterpieces – Ka Hana Kapa Documentary
Supports script development for a documentary on contemporary kapa makers and the collaboration with Halau o Kekuhi to create traditional kapa garments for use at a performance at the 2011 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo.
Awarded to: Biographical Research Center
Supports script development exploring the lives of seven young men from Hilo as a way to investigate the economic conditions and social inequalities that have shaped them.
Awarded to: Surfing the Nations
The Long Journey Home
Supports script development for a film that will explore three generations of Japanese-Americans in Kona, and the development of the Kona coffee industry.
Awarded to: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i
On a Dream and a Dare: The Making of the Academy Award Winning Documentary, Kukan
Supports script development for a documentary about how Il Ling Ai, a Chinese-American playwright and dancer from Hawai‘i, and Rey Scott, a Midwest reporter and photographer, forged a partnership to make the 1941 film, Kukan, depicting the Japanese occupation of China, which influenced American public opinion prior to U.S. entry into World War II.
Awarded to: Hawai‘i Community Television
Sending Aloha Abroad: Hawai‘i’s Peace Corps Experience
Support to develop a script that looks into the history of the Peace Corps and its ties to Hawai‘i.
Awarded to: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Hawai‘i