Waikiki – In The Wake of Dreams

Hardcover, Color, English, 126 Pages
Written by Paul Berry and Edgy Lee
Edited by MacKinnon Simpson and Nina Berry
Design by Michel V.M. Lê

” Waikiki’s charming past is unfolded through re-enactments, film and TV clips…” – Variety.

Companion to the film, this soft cover guide includes chapter breakdowns, essays, and suggested topics for discussion.

This one hour documentary film chronicles the evolution of a small beachside community from ancient spiritual haven, to playground for Hawaii’s royalty, to the world’s most famous beach and visitor destination. The film is the first comprehensive chronicle of Waikiki’s 500-year history brought to life with historical photographs and moving footage, Hollywood film clips, and rare oral histories told by the people who made Waikiki, Waikiki.

The film previewed in Washington D.C. at the National Geographic Society. Its premiere in Hawaii was held on Waikiki beach, under a full moon to an audience of 5,000 viewers, setting the precedent for what has become the City of Honoulu’s “Sunset on the Beach” public movie screenings held monthly in Waikiki.

The companion film is available (see Films & TV).

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Waikiki – In The Wake of Dreams Film Viewers Guide

“Waikiki’s charming past is unfolded through re-enactments, film and TV clips…” – Variety

This documentary film chronicles the evolution of a small beachside community from ancient spiritual haven, to playground for Hawaii’s royalty, to the world’s most famous beach and visitor destination. The film is the first comprehensive chronicle of Waikiki’s 500-year history brought to life with historical photographs and moving footage, Hollywood film clips, and rare oral histories told by the people who made Waikiki, Waikiki.

The film previewed in Washington D.C. at the National Geographic Society. Its premiere in Hawaii was held on Waikiki beach, under a full moon to an audience of 5,000 viewers, setting the precedent for what has become the City of Honoulu’s “Sunset on the Beach” public movie screenings held monthly in Waikiki.

The companion film is available (see Films & TV).

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The Hawaiians – Reflecting Spirit Film Viewers Guide

A recent work by noted Hawaii filmmaker Edgy Lee, an early cut opened the 2005 Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian at a private screening in Washington D.C. The film offers important cultural insights into who the Hawaiians are as a people, their origins, historical challenges and current social conditions, and the revival of spirit of a native people whose identity is intrinsically tied to their Hawaiian homelands. Lee’s film is covered in the new book “Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States,” by Ed Rampell, who places Edgy alongside leading documentary filmmakers such as Oscar winners Errol Morris (“Fog of War”), Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”), Robert Greenwald (“Outfoxed”) and Michael Moore (“Fahrenheit 9/11”). Rampell calls Edgy “Hawaii’s greatest local filmmaker” and describes “The Hawaiians” as “a film of transcendent splendor” that defends Native rights and culture.

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Hawaii’s Fire Fighters Favorite Recipes

Authentic recipes by some of Hawaii’s best fire fighter – chefs. Recipes are simple and local foods such as fresh ahi (fish) can be substituted for mainland ingredients.

Fire fighters work with slim budgets, little time, and hungry appetites. Great eating for any family!

A companion film, “A Tribute to Hawaii’s Fire Fighters” is available (see Films & TV).

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Papakolea Film Viewer’s Guide

Companion to film, soft cover, includes: chapter breakdowns, essays, suggested topics for discussion.

The film received the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Award for Independent Programming, the National Education Silver Apple; the international CINE Golden Eagle; and other awards for writing and directing.

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ICE – Hawaii’s Crystal Meth Epidemic Film Viewer’s Guide

Companion to film, soft cover, includes: chapter breakdowns, essays, suggested topics for discussion.

This documentary reveals riveting stories of ice addicts, children of addicts, young mothers in their 20s who have given birth to meth addicted infants; and foster parents who care for children who show signs of meth addiction. We learn how meth affects the community at large, how addiction is linked directly to increase in violent crime; child abuse, elder and spousal abuse; theft and rising insurance rates, social services, medical costs; and human costs that transcend the financial ruin that ice addiction has brought the state of Hawaii.

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