Category Archives: Themes/Subjects

Subjects of the film and themes covered by the film

Why This Film: Barack Obama Explains 0

Senator Barack Obama kicked off his stay in Hawai‘i on August 8 with a public event at Keehi Lagoon Beach Park in Honolulu. In his remarks, he explained what Hawai‘i has given to him as he campaigns for President–an explanation that aptly describes the reason why we’re producing Holding Fast The Dream. [flv:obama-hawaii.mp4 obama-hawaii.jpg 400 [...]

Production Nears Completion 0

Principal photography on Holding Fast The Dream is nearly complete, after a two-day shoot on Oahu and the Big Island of Hawai‘i in June. Among the subjects: Honolulu Symphony violinist Fumiko Wellington, and jazz icon Azure McCall, who are pictured above. They are part of the the film’s treatment of African Americans in arts and [...]

Alice Ball honored by U.H. 0

The young African American researcher who pioneered the first effective treatment for Hansen’s Disease–but received little credit for it–was honored by the University of Hawai‘i almost ninety years after her death. Alice Ball was awarded the Regents’ Medal of Distinction for her achievements in a ceremony emceed by U.H. Dean Emeritus Miles M. Jackson, pictured [...]