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Official Selection: San Diego Black Film Festival 0

Holding Fast The Dream is an official selection of the San Diego Black Film Festival, one of the nation’s largest festivals devoted to films by and about African Americans.

Mahalo, Aaron Aranita 0

Saxophonist and composer Aaron Aranita created much of the music used in Holding Fast The Dream, from the title sequence to the end title and credits. We’re grateful to Aaron for his creative talents, hard work, and for delivering on deadline! And thanks, too, to Miles Jackson III for coordinating the creation of the original [...]

Hawai‘i Intl. Film Festival Selection 0

UPDATE: the screening was a sellout, with a full and lively discussion that followed. Thanks to all who attended and supported the film! Holding Fast The Dream has been selected for inclusion in the 30th Annual Hawai‘i International Film Festival. The film will screen on Saturday, October 23 at 5:00pm at the Dole Cannery theaters, [...]

Meet the host of “Holding Fast The Dream” 0

Hawai‘i actress Wendy Pearson will host the one-hour film, Holding Fast The Dream, now in production for a Fall release. Ms. Pearson most recently appeared on the hit television series Lost, and won a Po‘okela Award for her role as Rose Maxon in Fences, produced by The Actors Group. She earned a Bachelor of Arts [...]

Winter Institute for Black Studies 0

Holding Fast The Dream was featured at the Third Biennial Winter Institute for Black Studies in January 2009. The conference included scholars from around the nation examining the theme, The “Alternative” African Diaspora–a topic appropriate for the film’s focus on little-known Black communities that have emerged and thrived. A 22-minute sample work of the film [...]