07/17/2014 06:19 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Hawaiian Independence for National and Global Justice Discussions

Wai'anae Community Film Series E Ho'i i ke Ea: Hawaiian Independence for National and Global Justice will present segments from the films Hawaii A Voice For Sovereignty, The End of Poverty, and Life and Debt on July 25, 2014. The event is a community outreach for the purpose of discussions regarding national and global justice. It will be held at the Kamehameha School's Community Learning Center, 89-101 Fairington Highway, Oahu, HI. The event will begin at 5:00 P.M.

Jon Osorio, from Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at UH Mānoa and MANA and Ilima Long from MANA are featured speakers at the event.

Hawaii A Voice For Sovereignty is a documentary film sharing intimate interviews by the Kanaka Maoli educational and cultural leaders, about the developing social, cultural, and political issues of a sustainable Hawai'i. The Kanaka Maoli also speak of the Ku'e Petition in 1897 that protested the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the U.S. These are issues and historical facts that are being discussed within the communities of Hawai'i now as the future recognition of a native Hawaiian government is being explored. The film has shared the views of the Kanaka Maoli during screenings at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Ethnography in Rome, Italy, The United Nations Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues, and continues to screen and be a source of information through the voice of the people for libraries and universities throughout the U.S., New Zealand, and Canada.