The myth of the commons, with its contested vision of our shared resources, stories and values, lies behind much humanities discussion of The Common Good. Who are we? Who belongs? Who is an outsider? What do we owe our fellow members of the commons, especially those who have sacrificed on our behalf, either by their labor or in our defense? Is the past part of the commons? Are future generations included?
Finally, though not part of Film For Thought per se, we include essays on the importance for the commons of protecting our collective memories and heritage by preserving primary historical sources and documents, including moving images being archived and made digitally accessible by ‘Ulu‘ulu: The Henry Ku‘ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawai‘i.
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FILMS FEATURED IN 2016
TIES THAT BIND / KŪ KANAKA
PRESERVING OLYMPIC DREAMS AND PLANTATION MEMORIES